Monday, December 03, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Wines

Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle picked their Top 100 Wines. It is what the Chron refers to as "Best of the West."

I am happy to see that the Chron has at least recognized 12 wines from Washington State and out of the 12, five of them were from Walla Walla. Of course, this is my opinion, but I think it has been a difficult move on many of the merchants and wine writers out of Northern California to give much recognition to the great wines that are coming out of the State of Washington. But it isn't just my opinion - San Francisco-ite Alder Yarrow of Vineography pointed out the same in his blog of June 2007 with how ashamed he was with his city of San Francisco for not giving Washington wines the recognition they deserve.

Overall, Washington and Oregon wines made up about 21% of the wine list. Okay. Not bad. Considering the list was put together by Jon Bonné, who use to work for MSNBC in Seattle and wrote the following in his former blog, Amuse-Bouche: "I’m rather sick of Walla Walla stories. I think it’s been overexposed..."

I wonder who in Walla Walla gave Bonné an atomic wedgie when he was visiting our fair city before he wrote that article? Excuse the pun - sour grapes! Anyways - - congratulations to the following Walla Walla wines for getting the SF Chronicle's attention that you deserve:

Otis Kenyon Syrah - 2005
Feather (Long Shadows) Cabernet Sauvignon - 2004
Helix (Reininger) Cabernet Sauvignon - 2004
Walla Walla Vintners Sagemoor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - 2004
Leonetti Cellar (Bordeaux-Style Red Reserve) - 2004

1 comment:

amy said...

Saw this too. Glad to see a better showing of Walla Walla wines that I like. I'm a huge fan of the Otis Kenyon right now.