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The September issue of Seattle Metropolitan magazine will be in stores this week and features this year’s list of the Top 100 Washington wines.

A few words about how the list was compiled. As stated in the article, wineries were allowed to send in a maximum of four wines, one in each of the following categories: one $25 or less; one $25–$50; one $50 or higher; and one white wine of any price. Note that this means that if a winery only offers three red wines at $35, they could only enter one wine. Wines were then rated using a 100-point scale. See the issue for additional information about how this was done. A cutoff of 91 points was used to create the list. Note that due to the extraordinarily high number of submissions – more than 400 – there were a number of excellent wines that did not make this year’s list.

For digital devotees, you can read an electronic copy of the Top 100 list here (click on ‘Print’ to see the list on a single page) as well as a list of 90-point rated white wines, also included in the print issue, here. Finally, see a list of 90-point rated reds, available on-line only, here. Those interested in reading last year’s Top 100 list will find it here.