Reader survey for 2008 Washington wine of the year

Folks, while Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and others weigh in on the wines of the year, it is time for us to do the same. I will be posting a list of my top wines of 2008 shortly, but right now it is time to kick off a reader survey of your favorite wines of 2008. Here is what you need to do. Email me/leave a comment by the end of the day Friday with your top 5 Washington wines of 2008. I will roll these up to a survey starting Saturday. I will keep the voting open until end of the day Monday whereupon we will declare the winner on Tuesday. Let the reader survey of the top Washington wine of 2008 begin!

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. Favorites include:
    2003 Darighe
    2004 Dussek Cab Sauv
    2005 Estate Cabernet Sauv, Gilbert Cellars
    2006 "Jolie Bouche" Syrah, Efeste
    2006 Destiny, Alexandria Nicole
    2005 Limited Edition Cab Sauv, Page Cellars
    2005 Tre Fanciulli, JM Cellars
    2006 Cab Sauv, Columbia Valley, Fall Line Winery
    2006 Bishop’s Blend, William Church
    2006 Black Tongue Syrah, Stevens Winery
    2003 Vinfinity, Forgeron Cellars
    2004 Camille, Nicholas Cole Cellars

    Oh there are so many more that I know I've left off!

  2. 1. 2005 Betz Family Le Parrain
    2. 2005 Chateau Rollat Edouard de Rollat
    3. 2005 Abeja Cabernet Reserve
    4. 2006 Owen Roe DuBrul Vineyard Merlot
    5. 2005 Fielding Hills Wahluke Slope Syrah

  3. 1. 2004 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
    2. 2005 K Vintners The Boy
    3. 2005 Boudreaux Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    4. 2006 Ross Andrew Winery Syrah Boushey Vineyards
    5. 2007 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Cold Creek Vineyard

    Honorable Mention:
    2006 Hestia Sémillon
    2004 JLC Winery Syrah Spofford Station Vineyard
    2006 Novelty Hill Roussanne Stillwater Creek Vineyard
    2006 Rulo Viognier
    2004 OS Winery Ulysses Sheridan Vineyard
    N.V. Mountain Dome Cuvée Forté
    2006 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red

  4. Best wines of the year
    2005 Quilceda Creek Red Wine
    2005 Quilceda Creek Cab
    2003 Corliss Cab
    2003 Corliss Red Wine
    2005 Long Shadows Chester Kidder

    For the money best wines of the year
    2005 Quilceda Creek Red Wine
    2005 McCrea NonSequitor
    2006 Amavi Cab
    2005 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot
    2005 Dumas Station 2005 Merlot

  5. 2005 Fielding Hills Syrah
    2005 Boudreaux Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005 Dunham Cellars Lewis Vineyard Merlot
    2005 Gilbert Cellars Syrah
    2005 Watermill Reserve Syrah (an Oregon winery located in the Walla Walla Valley AVA)

  6. Best I have tasted this year, newer releases.
    05 Cayuse Neutral Barrel Cailloux Syrah
    06 Waters Forgotten Hill Syrah
    05 Cayuse En Chamberlin Syrah
    05 Cayuse God Only Knows Grenache
    05 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah older far
    96 Woodward Canyon AS Cab Sauv