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Best Buys of 2012
Written by Rand Sealey   
Sunday, 23 December 2012 21:26

Below, we have a listing, in alphabetical order, of wines reviewed in 2012 that give the most "bang for the buck," ones which score 19 points for $40 or less and 18.5 points for $25 or less. Some of these wines may be sold out.

 

Wines Scoring 19 Points for $40 or Less

2011 Abeja Chardonnay, Washington State ($36) - August

2010 Abeja Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($38) - August

2010 Avennia "Parapine" Syrah, Yakima Valley ($35) - October

2009 Adams Bench "Artz & Shaw" Red Wine, Red Mountain ($39) - August

2010 àMaurice Cellars Viognier, Columbia Valley ($25) - July

2009 àMaurice Cellars Syrah, Columbia Valley ($34) - July

2009 àMaurice Cellars Malbec, Columbia Valley ($35) - July

2009 àMaurice Cellars "The Cummings" Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($35) - July

2009 Amavi Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($29) February

2010 Amavi Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($29) - August

N/V Barrister "Barrister's Block" Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($32) - November

2010 Bookwalter "Double Plot" Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Conner Lee Vineyard ($38) - February

2008 Brian Carter Cellars "Trentenaire" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($39) - October

2010 Ch. Ste Michelle-Dr. Loosen "Eroica" Riesling, Columbia Valley ($25) - February

2008 Corvus Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($39) - July

2010 Cote Bonneville Riesling, Yakima Valley, DuBrul Vineyard ($22) - September

2011 Dowsett Family Gewirztraminer, Columbia Gorge, Celilo Vineyard ($22) 19.5 points - August

2010 Dowsett Family "Devotion" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($30) - November

2009 Flying Trout "Cutthroat" Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($35) - January

2010 Flying Trout "Cutthroat" Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($35) - November

2009 Flying Trout "Mary's Block" Malbec, Walla Walla Valley ($39) - June

2009 Flying Trout "Mary's Block" Malbec, Walla Walla Valley ($39) - October

2010 Flying Trout Malbec, Columbia Valley, Gamache Vineyard ($37) - November

2009 Gramercey Cellars "Inigo Montoya" Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley ($40) - June

2011 Helix by Reininger Viognier, Columbia Valley ($30) - November

2010 Isenhower Cellars "Wild Alfalfa" Syrah, Yakima Valley ($30) - December

2009 JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Artz Vineyard ($33) - May

2009 JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, DuBrul Vineyard ($33) - May

2010 Kerloo Cellars Grenache, Horse Heaven Hills, Alder Ridge Vineyard ($40) - August

2010 Kerloo Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Les Collines Vineyard ($38) - August

2010 Kerloo Cellars Tempranillo, Columbia Valley ($34) - September

2008 Kontos Cellars "Caimbry" Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Pepper Bridge Vineyard ($40) - March

2009 Kontos Cellars "LeeVeLooLee" Malbec, Wahluke Slope, Stone Tree Vineyard ($40) - April

2010 K Vintners Syrah, Wahluke Slope, Pheasant Vineyard ($35) - August

2009 Lauren Ashton Cellars Syrah, Red Mountain ($35) - October

2009 L'Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($36) - March

2011 Long Shadows "Poet's Leap" Riesling, Columbia Valley ($20)

2009 Mackey Vineyards Merlot, Columbia Valley ($36) - July

2011 Maison Bleue "La Famille" Rose of Mourvedre, Yakima Valley ($20) - July

2011 Maison Bleue "Au Contraire" Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, French Creek Vineyard ($25) - July

2011 Maison Bleue "Notre Vie" Viognier, Yakima Valley, Arthur's Vineyard ($25) - September

2007 McCrea Cellars Syrah, Yakima Valey, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($36) - September

2009 Matthews Syrah, Columbia Valley ($39) - February

2010 Nefarious Cellars Malbec, Lake Chelan, Defiance Vineyard ($30) - October

2009 Nota Bene Cellars Conner Lee Vineyard Red, Columbia Valley ($35) - August

2009 Nota Bene Cellars Syrah, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($35) - August

2009 Nota Bene Cellars Ciel du Cheval Red, Red Mountain ($35) - August

2009 Obelisco Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($40) - December

2009 Otis Kenyon Carmenere, Horse Heaven Hilla ($40) - April

2008 Page Cellars Syrah, Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard ($37) - January

2010 Proper Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($36) - December

2010 Rotie Cellars Southern Red, Columbia Valley ($40) - May

2010 Rotie Cellars Northern Red, Columbia Valley ($40) - May

2011 Rotie Cellars "Northern White" Marsanne, Columbia Valley ($25) - August

2008 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard ($35) - March

2010 Seven Hills Winery Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, Seven Hills Vineyard ($30) - September

2010 Seven Hills Winery Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley ($32) - September

2010 Sleight of Hand Cellars "The Enchantress" Chardonnay, Yakima Valley ($28) - June

2009 Stella Fino Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, Les Vignes de Marcoux ($29) - April

2009 Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($40) - June

2008 Tero Estates Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, Les Collines Vineyard ($37) - March

2009 Tero Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($37) - June

2009 Tero Estates Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, Windrow Vineyard, Herb's Block ($39) - October

2008 Tranche Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge ($30) - March

2007 Tranche Cellars Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($40) - April

2009 Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Sagemoor Vineyard ($40) - July

2011 Waters "Prelude" White, Columbia Valley ($30) - July

 

Wines Scoring 18.5 Points for $25 or Less

2010 Airfield Estates Tempranillo, Yakima Valley ($25) - May

2009 Angel Vine Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, Stone Tree Vineyard ($20) - May

2011 Avennia "Oilaine" Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley ($25) - October

2009 Balboa Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($25) - March

2010 Bunnell Family Cellar Viognier, Wahluke Slope, Clifton Vineyard ($22) - June

2008 Buried Cane "Heartwood" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($25) - February

2011 Buty Semillon-Sauvignon-Muscadelle, Columbia Valley ($25) - November

2011 Cadaretta "SBS" White, Columbia Valley ($23) - June

2010 Cave B Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley ($22) - November

2011 Convergence Zone "Drizzle" Pinot Gris, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($17) - January

2011 Darby "Le Deuce" White, Columbia Valley ($25) - October

2009 Dunham Cellars Riesling, Columbia Valley, Lewis Vineyard ($19.50) - January

2010 El Corazon "With Love" Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills ($23) - March

2011 Forgeron "Ambiance" White, Columbia Valley ($25) - September

2011 Guardian Cellars "Angel" Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley ($20) - September

2011 Hollywood Hill Vineyards Roussanne, Yakima Valley ($22) - September

2010 Maison Bleue "Jaja" Red Wine, Yakima Valley ($25) - May

2010 McCrea Cellars Viognier, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($25) - August

2008 McKinley Springs Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills ($24) - May

2011 Nefarious Cellars Riesling, Columbia Valley, Stone's Throw Vineyard ($18) - October

2011 Otis Kenyon Riesling, Columbia Valley ($16) - August

2011 Otis Kenyon Roussanne, Columbia Valley ($20) - August

2008 Patit Creek "Trinité" Red, Columbia Valley ($25) - November

2011 Revelry Vintners Riesling, Columbia Valley ($16) - September

2010 Sheridan Vineyard "Mystique" Red, Yakima Valley ($25) - December

2011 Sparkman Cellars "Pearl" Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley ($22) - September

2009 Stella Fino Sangiovese, Columbia Valley ($20) - April

2009 Steppe Cellars Malbec, Wahluke Slope, Stone Tree Vineyard

2009 Thurston Wolfe Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills ($25) - June

2008 Thurston Wolfe Cabernet Sauvignon, Snipes Mountain, Upland Vineyard ($25) - June

2009 Thurston Wolfe Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills ($25) - September

2008 Tranche Cellars Estate Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley ($25) - April

2011 Two Vintners Grenache Blanc, Boushey Vineyard ($25) - October

2010 Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese, Columbia Valley ($24) - July

2011 William Church Viognier, Columbia Valley ($23) - October

2009 Wind Rose Cellars Nebbiolo, Wahluke Slope, 24K Vineyard ($25) - May

 

 

 

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