Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lynnell's Top Picks for Wines 2008

Special Wines

Gorman “Bully” 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Top Pick for 2008 Tasting) Woodinville, WA Red Mountain, AVA Winemaker: Chris Goreman

Yakima River 2001 Merlot – Prosser, WA, Yakima Valley AVA, Winemaker John Rauner

Vidon Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mtn. AVA Willamette Valley, OR. Winemaker Don Hagge

Benagas Lynch 2002 Meritage – Benegas Family, Mendoza, Argentina

Col Solare – 2004 Red Wine, Columbia Valley,WA. A celebration between Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle

Sterling Vineyards 2004 Diamond Mtn. Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 St. Helena Napa, CA

Longevity- JM Cellars 2005 – 100% Merlot. Magnum only.
Woodinville, WA, Columbia Valley AVA

Great Value Wines

Sterling Vineyards 2005 North Coast Zinfandel Napa Valley, CA

De Beaumont Cellars 2007 VSR White Meritage – Sonoma, CA

Alamos Vineyards 2007 Torrontes, The Wines of Catena, Salta, Argentina. This is Argentina’s signature white grape.

Signorello Vineyards 2006 Zinfandel, Luvisi Vineyard, Napa, CA


  1. Thanks, Lynnell. I appreciate the information on wine values.

  2. Greg:
    Another source for great value wines is on Esquin Wine Merchant's website. They have a section called "Wine Under Seven Dollars". They're featuring a Bodegas Privada '05 Torrontes from Argentina for $5.99 a bottle that I'd like to try. Torrontes is Argentina's leading white grape.