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Sean P. Sullivan

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The winner of the 2008 Washington Wine Report Reader Survey Wine of the Year is the 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.

Quilceda Creek was founded in 1978. Since this time, they have been on a relentless pursuit of perfection. The 2005 Cabernet is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot from Champoux, Galitzine, Klipsun, and Tapteil vineyards. The winemakers were Paul Golitzin, Marv Crum, and Alex Golitzin. The 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet is the winery’s third vintage in the last four years to receive a 100 point rating from Wine Advocate. This is an accomplishment no other winery in the world has equaled.

I have listed the first through third place wines from the survey below. Thanks to everyone who voted.

2008 Washington Wine Report Reader Survey Wine of the Year

Winner - Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005

2nd Place (Tie) - Gilbert Cellars Estate Syrah 2005; Forgeron Cellars Zinfandel 2005

3rd Place - Gilbert Cellars Estate Cabernet 2005

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1 Responses to 2008 Washington Wine Report Reader Survey Wine of the Year

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Hi there,
    This is Marie-Eve, the winemaker at Forgeron; I am very thankful for your survey and so excited that we got so close to Quilceda Creek, the benchmark of Washington State! I am also really happy that voters enjoy Zinfandel so much, now that is quite an exotic wine for the State. Also, we believe on a style reflecting complexity and balance and it is great to see this style so largely approved in your survey!
    Thanks a lot for helping Washington wines gain further recognition,
    Marie-Eve Gilla


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