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Thanks to everyone who sent in nominations for the 2009 Reader Survey Wine of the Year and 2010 Wine to Watch. Nominations are now closed. In total, there are 45 nominees for 2009 Wine of the Year, and 15 nominees for 2010 Wine to Watch. See the complete lists below.

With the nominees set, we will now begin Preliminary voting. Use the two surveys on the right-hand side to vote for any three wines in each category - Wine of the Year and Wine to Watch (Note: Names are abbreviated. See full names below). E-mail and comment votes will not be included in this round. Voting on the Finalists will start this weekend based on the results of this preliminary survey (see schedule below).

To reiterate, the 2009 Wine of the Year is intended for the one Washington wine in 2009 that stood out among those you tasted. The 2010 Wine to Watch is for a wine you tasted that will be released in 2010 that you believe will be exceptional. See more about the contest here.

Preliminaries
Tuesday 12/8 to Friday 12/11 9pm
Vote for any three wines in both categories.

Finals
Saturday 12/13 to Wednesday 12/16 9pm
Vote for any one of the finalists.


2009 Wine of the Year Nominees

Airfield Estates Aviator 2007 
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Crawford Viognier 2008 
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Petite Sirah Mr. Big 2007
Betz Family Winery 'La Cote Patriarche' Syrah 2006
Betz Family Winery La Cote Rousse 2007 
Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille 2006
Bunnell Family Cellar A pic Stonetree Vineyard 2007
Cascade Cliffs Estate Barbera 2006
Cayuse Armada 2006
Cayuse God Only Knows Grenache 2006 
Charles Smith Royal City Syrah 2006
Chateau Rollat Edouard de Rollat 2006
Chuckanut Ridge Wine Co. Syrah 2006
Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 
Corliss Estates Red Wine 2004 
Cote Bonneville DuBrul Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cougar Crest Estate Grown Cabernet Franc 2006 
Fidelitas Cabernet Sauvignon Champoux Vineyard 2006
Fielding Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Forgeron Cellars Champoux Cabernet 2004
Gilbert Cellars Cabernet Franc 2007 
Grand Reve Collaboration Series III Red Wine 2006 
Grand Reve Collaboration Series I Red Wine 2005
Heaven's Cave Two Degrees Barbera 2007 
J Bookwalter Conflict Red Wine 2007 
JM Cellars Chardonnay 2008
JM Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008
K Vintners The Boy 2007 
Kennedy Shah Reserve Tempranillo 2005
L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon Fries Vineyard, Wahluke Slope 2008 
Long Shadows Saggi 2007
Nefarious Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Olsen Estates "Heritage" 2007
OS Winery Dineen Vineyard Syrah 2006
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2006
Quilceda Creek Palengat Cabernet Sauvignon HHH 2006
Reininger Carmenere Walla Walla Valley 2006
Rotie Cellars Northern Blend 2007
Rotie Cellars Southern Blend 2007 
Sapolil Chardonnay 2008
Sineann Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer "The Precious" 2008 
Steppe Cellars Artemisia 2006 
Tamarack Cellars DuBrul Vineyard Reserve 2006 
Trust Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley 2008 
Upland Estates Malbec 2007 


2010 Wine to Watch Nominees

Betz Family Winery 'Pere de Famille' 2007
Boudreaux Cellars Merlot 2006 
Cayuse Armada Vineyard Syrah 2007
Cayuse En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2008 
Cayuse God Only Knows Grenache 2007
Cote Bonneville Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 
Efeste Jolie Bouche 2007 
Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 
Hestia Cellars Meritage 2007
Kerloo Cellars Tempranillo 2008 
Nefarious Cellars Syrah “Rocky Mother” 2008 
Pomum Cellars Tinto 2008
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet 2007
Reynvaan Family Vineyards The Contender 2008
William Church Malbec 2008

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6 comments

  1. Jared Says:
  2. Sean,
    It's not letting me vote. Not sure if it's my computer being a pain or the site...I'll try again later! Great idea and survey, by the way. 08 Reynvaan "The Contender" is easily my wine to watch. Have you tried their wines yet?

     
  3. Jared, very strange. Let me know if it gets fixed. Others, please let me know if you have the same problem. I have tried the Reynvaan wines, including next year's releases. Should have a post on the current releases up shortly and a look at next year's releases in my Fall Release report later this month. Excellent wines with next year's releases even better with the vines having another year of age.

     
  4. drinknectar Says:
  5. Where is the love for the Spokane region! Very cool idea! Can't wait to see who the winner is.

     
  6. drinknectar, good question on Spokane. Readers?

     
  7. cityroute16 Says:
  8. I'm really enjoying this race. As for Spokane love-Barrister, Robert Karl, Arbor Crest-guess they just don't get the internet there!

     
  9. Don't you worry. I saw some Comcast trucks driving east on 90 earlier today. They should have the whole place wired in time for next year's survey.

     

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