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Okay folks, preliminary voting has closed for the Reader Survey 2009 Wine of the Year and 2010 Wine to Watch. We will now move on to final voting.

For preliminary voting, everyone could select three wines in each category. For final voting, everyone can select only one wine in each category from the list of finalists. 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. Voting will be open until 9pm Wednesday December 16th.

Before getting to the list of finalists, let me say that this was a terrific list of wines nominated this year, and my thanks again to readers who sent in nominations. To determine finalists, I selected wines in each category that received 10% or more of the votes cast. For 2009 Wine of the Year, 508 votes were cast. Four wines received more than ten percent of the votes. For 2010 Wine to Watch, 266 votes were cast. Five wines received more than ten percent of the votes. These wines are listed below. The vote totals and percentages for all nominees are listed at the bottom of the post.

Let the final voting begin!


2009 Wine of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order):

Alexandria Nicole Crawford Vineyard Viognier 2008
Alexandria Nicole Petite Sirah Mr. Big 2007
Forgeron Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Olsen Estates Heritage 2007


2010 Wine to Watch finalists (in alphabetical order):


Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille 2007
Efeste Jolie Bouche Syrah 2007
Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Hestia Meritage 2007
William Church Malbec 2008


Complete List of Preliminary Voting 2009 Wine of the Year
(508 votes cast)

Wine Votes Percent

Airfield Est Aviator ’07 26 (5%)

A Nicole Crawford Vio ’08 87 (17%)

A Nicole Petite Sirah ‘07 131 (25%)

Betz La C Patriarche ’06 12 (2%)

Betz La Cote Rousse ’07 7 (1%)

Betz Pere de Famille ’06 23 (4%)

Bunnell A pic ’07 10 (1%)

Cascade Cliffs Barbera ‘06 8 (1%)

Cayuse Armada ‘06 14 (2%)

Cayuse GOK ’06 13 (2%)

C Smith R City Syrah ‘06 21 (4%)

Ch Rollat Edouard ’06 2 (0%)

Chuckanut R Syrah ’06 1 (0%)

C Crest Reserve Cab ’05 13 (2%)

Corliss Est Red Wine ’04 7 (1%)

C Bonneville DB Cab ’06 2 (0%)

Cougar Crest C Franc ’06 11 (2%)

Fidelitas Champ Cab ’06 36 (7%)

Fielding Hills Cab ’07 9 (1%)

Forgeron Champ Cab ’04 53 (10%)

Gilbert Cab Franc 2007 6 (1%)

Grand Reve CS III ’06 5 (0%)

Grand Reve CS I ’05 2 (0%)

Heaven's Cave Barbera ’07 15 (2%)

J Bookwalter Conflict ’07 16 (3%)

JM Chardonnay ’08 11 (2%)

JM Sauv Blanc ’08 1 (0%)

K Vintners The Boy ’07 15 (2%)

K Shah Reserve Temp ’05 7 (1%)

L'Ecole Fries Semillon ’08 31 (6%)

Long Shadows Saggi ’07 22 (4%)

Nefarious Cab ’07 8 (1%)

Olsen Est Heritage ’07 182 (35%)

OS Dineen Syrah ’06 3 (0%)

Quilceda CV Cab ’06 16 (3%)

Quilceda Palengat ‘06 5 (0%)

Reininger Carmenere ‘06 12 (2%)

Rotie Cellars N Blend ’07 9 (1%)

Rotie Cellars S Blend ’07 13 (2%)

Sapolil Chardonnay ’08 6 (1%)

Sineann LH Gewurtz ’08 4 (0%)

Steppe Artemisia ’06 2 (0%)

Tamarack DuBrul ’06 11 (2%)

Trust Riesling ’08 5 (0%)

Upland Est Malbec ’07 7 (1%)


Complete List of Preliminary Voting 2010 Wine to Watch

(266 votes cast)

Wine Votes Percent

Betz Pere de Famille ’07 31 (11%)

Boudreaux Merlot ’06 8 (3%)

Cayuse Armada ’07 9 (3%)

Cayuse En Chamberlin ’08 16 (6%)

Cayuse GOK ’07 10 (3%)

C Bonneville Cab ’07 8 (3%)

Efeste Jolie Bouche ’07 31 (11%)

Gramercy Cab ’07 84 (31%)

Hestia Meritage ’07 41 (15%)

Kerloo Tempranillo ’08 11 (4%)

Nefarious Syrah RM ’08 15 (5%)

Pomum Tinto 2008 7 (2%)

Quilceda CV Cab ’07 17 (6%)

Reynvaan Contender ’08 23 (8%)

W Church Malbec ’08 53 (19%)

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7 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. A lot of good wines nominated. Sadly I haven't tasted any of the finalists, so no votes this year.

     
  3. There's plenty of time to run out and buy them ;). Perhaps a holiday present for yourself? Don't worry, there are so many good wines coming out of Washington it's impossible to try them all. Thanks for the comment.

     
  4. Anonymous Says:
  5. Too bad we can't get any of the A Nicole Petite Sirah that is on the finalist list. Sold Out??

     
  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. Just had the Olsen Estates Heritage on Friday and it was fabulous! Rich, juicy and smooth. A real delight.

     
  8. Anon, excellent! Glad to hear you were able to check it out.

     
  9. Anonymous Says:
  10. Had the Forgeron Cab on Sunday. Great grape source (Champoux) and the wine maker did a fantastic job. Cab nose, nice tanin/acid balance. An '04 but could go another 5 years. Nice structure.

     
  11. Anon, agreed. Champoux grapes in Gilla's hands are magic. A beautiful wine with a long life ahead of it.

     

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