A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 1st to 7th.
From around the country
The Anchorage Daily News recommends the 2008 Hedges CMS Red.
The San Jose Mercury News writes about increasing alcohol levels in California wine. While no explicit callout to Washington here, alcohol levels are increasing here as well (Mercy!).
From the blogosphere
The 1 Eye Wine Guy at Kiona does a video blog on the 2006 Kiona Chardonnay paired with Croque Monsieur.
Beyond the Bottle looks at Chelan Estate’s 2004 Pinot Noir. They also look at Pacific Rim’s 2008 Organic Riesling, their 2007 Chenin Blanc, 2008 Wallula Vineyard Biodynamic Riesling, 2007 Dry Riesling, and Wapato Point Cellars 2008 Pinot Grigio.
Schiller Wine writes about Pacific Rim Dry Riesling and Ch. Ste. Michelle’s Eroica.
Write for Wine writes about some favorite wineries to look for in 2010.
WAWineman checks out Columbia’s 2008 Barbera. They also write about O’Shea Scarborough’s 2008 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, and Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2008 Gewurztraminer.
Toward Every Wind writes about Corvidae’s Rook.
The Wine Commentator checks out Latitude 46’s 2002 Vindication.
RJ’s Wine Blog writes tasting notes on Cadence and Abeja.
Pacific Northwest Wine, Beer, and Food Ramblings writes about Terra Blanca’s 2001 Reserve Cabernet.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference (the conference will be in Walla Walla) Scholarship Fun.
Wine Musings writes about Woodward Canyon’s 1989 Charbonneau Vineyard Cabernet.
River City Food and Wine writes about Owen Roe’s 2007 Abbott’s Table and Milbrandt Vineyard’s 2007 Traditions Cabernet.
Vino Diary writes about Long Shadows 2006 Pedestal.
One Rich Wine Guy names top wines of 2009 which includes wines from Kontos Cellars, Pepper Bridge, Saviah Cellars, Barnard Griffin, Fidelitas, Gordon Brothers, and Garrison Creek.
Jeremy Lycan gives some favorites for the year, including two wines from Charles Smith, and says Washington state wine is here to stay.
From the locals
The Tri-City Herald looks back at 2009.
That’s all folks