2019 Washington Wine Awards: The Winners
By: Paul Zitarelli
“In the 14 years we’ve been conducting our annual Washington Wine Awards, we’ve seen various themes emerge. But this year, there was no strict formula for success among the winners: The white wine of the year comes from industry vets; the red from a winemaker in that transition period from ingénue to established star; the rosé from a winery not even 5 years old. The winning wines come from vineyards located in just about ever grape-growing region in Washington, from Red Mountain to the Columbia Gorge. It’s proof of the strength of Washington’s current wine scene, where award-winning wines can come from all corners.