Friday, August 27, 2010

Super Sipper: Sean Sullivan, Seattle Met's Top 100 Washington Wines

Do you know Sean P. Sullivan?  Sean is the author of Washington Wine Report, an independent wine blog focused on Washington State wines.  I've had the fun and privilege of wine tasting with Sean and he is one serious sipper (and a serious spitter). I cannot keep up with him. I believe Sean is one of the best wine bloggers out there. His wine notes when tasting are thoughtful, from his clipboard to his furrowed brow. Obviously, the Seattle Metropolitan magazine takes Sean serious, as well.   He's article on Top 100 Washington Wines is featured in September's Seattle Metropolitan magazine. 

Congratulations to Sean and of course to the Top 100. It is pretty exciting to note that over half of the wines on the list are produced in the Walla Walla Valley.  For a more detailed list with points and prices, please check the Seattle Met's site:

  1. Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
  2. Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Grenache Armada Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2006
  3. Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines Washington State 2007 
  4. Waters Winery Syrah Forgotten Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2007
  5. Owen Roe Syrah Chapel Block Red Willow Vineyard Yakima Valley  2008 
  6. Buty Winery Rediviva of the Stones Walla Walla Valley 2007
  7. Rasa Vineyards Principia Reserve Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2007
  8. Grand Reve Collaboration Series II Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007
  9. Gramercy Cellars Syrah Lagniappe Columbia Valley 2007
10. Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
11. Betz Family Winery La Cote Patriarche Syrah Yakima Valley 2008
12. Rasa Vineyards QED Walla Walla Valley 2008
13. Amavi Cellars Syrah Les Collines Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2007
14. Kerloo Cellars Syrah Les Collines Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2007
15. K Vintners Syrah Phil Lane Walla Walla Valley 2007
16. Corliss Estates Syrah Columbia Valley 2005
17. Col Solare Red Wine Columbia Valley 2006
18. Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
19. DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Red Wine Red Mountain 2007
20. Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
21. Cadence Winery Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007
22. Buty Winery Columbia Rediviva Phinny Hill Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2006
23. L’Ecole No. 41 Apogee Red Wine Pepper Bridge Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2007
24. Sleight of Hand Cellars The Archimage Walla Walla Valley 2007
25. Andrew Will Winery Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain 2007
26. Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
27. Efestē Jolie Bouche Syrah Yakima Valley 2007
28. K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt Wahluke Slope 2008
29. Soos Creek Wine Cellars Artist Series #7 Red Wine Columbia Valley 2007
30. Bergevin Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
31. Adams Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Red Willow Vineyard 2007 
32. Milbrandt Vineyards Sentinel Northridge Red Wine Wahluke Slope 2007
33. Northstar Winery Merlot Walla Walla Valley 2007
34. Saviah Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
35. àMaurice Cellars Malbec Columbia Valley 2007
36. Fidelitas Merlot Columbia Valley 2006
37. Tranche Cellars Roussanne Viognier Columbia Valley 2007
38. JM Cellars Tre Faniciulli Columbia Valley 2007
39. Chateau Ste. Michelle Meritage Red Wine Columbia Valley 2007
40. Buty Winery Chardonnay Conner Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley 2008
41. Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red Wine 2006
42. Soos Creek Wine Cellars Ciel du Cheval Red Wine Red Mountain 2007
43. Trust Cellars Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2007
44. Alexandria Nicole Marsanne Destiny Ridge Vineyards Horse Heaven Hills 2009
45. Adams Bench Cabernet Sauvignon ‘the V’ 2007 Columbia Valley
46. Pomum Cellars Shya Red Wine Yakima Valley 2007
47. Rasa Vineyards Riesling The Composer Sagemoor Vineyards Columbia Valley 2008
48. L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
49. Darby The Dark Side Syrah Columbia Valley 2007
50. àMaurice Cellars ‘Sparrow’ Estate Viognier Walla Walla Valley 2009
51. Va Piano Syrah Columbia Valley 2007
52. Bergevin Lane Vineyards ‘Barrel Select’ Syrah Columbia Valley 2006
53. Dumas Station Cowcatcher Red Wine Walla Walla Valley 2007
54. Otis Kenyon Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2007
55. Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley 2009
56. Long Shadows Pirouette Red Wine Columbia Valley 2006
57. Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz Red Wine Columbia Valley 2007
58. Dusted Valley Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
59. Buty Winery 69% Sémillon, 26% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle Columbia Valley 2008
60. Fielding Hills Winery Cabernet Franc Riverbend Vineyard Wahluke Slope 2007
61. Forgeron Cellars Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2007
62. Mark Ryan Dead Horse Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007
63. Bunchgrass Winery Syrah Lewis Vineyard Columbia Valley 2007
64. Woodward Canyon Chardonnay Washington State 2008
65. Côte Bonneville Carriage House DuBrul Vineyard Yakima Valley 2006
66. Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
67. Rotie Cellars Southern Blend Washington State 2008
68. Fidelitas Malbec Columbia Valley 2007
69. Doyenne ‘Signature’ Syrah Yakima Valley 2007
70. Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series #16 Washington State 2007
71. Northstar Winery Merlot Columbia Valley 2006
72. Januik Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
73. Spring Valley Uriah Red Wine Walla Walla Valley 2007
74. Grand Reve Collaboration Series I Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain 2006
75. Mark Ryan Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 2007
76. Syncline Cellars Roussanne Horse Heaven Hills 2008
77. Fidelitas Red Wine Red Mountain 2007
78. Long Shadows Poet’s Leap Riesling Columbia Valley 2008
79. DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley 2008
80. Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 2008
81. William Church Winery Viognier Columbia Valley 2009
82. Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley 2008
83. Zero One Vintners The Wild Sky Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
84. Forgeron Cellars Syrah Columbia Valley 2005 $30 90 points
85. Pacific Rim Riesling Organic Columbia Valley 2009
86. Tranche Cellars Barbera Columbia Valley 2005
87. Syncline Cellars Syrah McKinley Spring Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008
88. Walter Dacon Syrah ‘Appanage’ Boushey Vineyards Yakima Valley 2007
89. Dunham Cellars Merlot Lewis Vineyard Columbia Valley 2006 
90. Trust Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley 2009
91. Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte Estate Grown Red Wine Destiny Ridge Vineyards Horse Heaven Hills 2008
92. Tempus Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007
93. Hestia Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2006
94. Boudreaux Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Washington State 2005
95. Darby Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley 2008
96. Sleight of Hand Cellars The Spellbinder Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008
97. Waters Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2006
98. Novelty Hill Malbec Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley 2007
99. Tsillan Cellars Syrah Estate Barrel Select Lake Chelan 2007
100. Dunham Cellars Late Harvest Riesling Lewis Estate Vineyard 2008

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