Washington Wine Report Reader Survey 2009 Wine to Watch

In our 2008 Reader Survey Washington Wine of the Year, two wines not yet released distinguished themselves by receiving an extraordinary number of votes. In fact, one of these wines – the 2006 William Church Bishop’s Blend - was the top vote getter receiving eighty two votes in the first heat of 27 reader-nominated wines. The second - Efeste's 2006 Jolie Bouche Syrah - was the number two vote getter with thirty votes. Both wines were poured at Woodinville’s St. Nicholas event at the beginning of December and made a strong impression.

As these wines were not yet released, I removed them from the poll of finalists. However, to recognize the overwhelming response they received, I am giving each the “Washington Wine Report Reader Survey 2009 Wine to Watch” award. Look for these wines to be released in the March/April time frame. Click on the links below to read more about these wines.

2008 Washington Wine Report Reader Survey Wine to Watch

Winner - William Church Bishop’s Blend 2006

2nd Place - Efeste Jolie Bouche Syrah 2006

Sean P. Sullivan

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