October Wine Spectator Scores!

Congratulations to the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance Member’s who were recognized in October’s edition of Wine Spectator. Please help me in congratulating these wineries on a job well done!

Wine Spectator is a monthly publication featuring wine from all over the world. Among the articles and interesting wine facts you will find the Wine Spectator Buying Guide. The Buying Guide is a collection of ratings on new release wines throughout the entire world, these ratings are the direct result of the Wine Spectator editors tasting process. The rating system is based on 100-points, these 100-point scores are given to represent the overall quality of the wine.

100-point scoring system:
95-100 Classic
90-94 Outstanding
85-89 Very good
80-84 Good

Wine Spectator also features wines monthly. The categories of featured wines are as follows:
Highly Recommended:  The most impressive wines of the issue as selected by Wine Spectator.
Collectibles: Wines that will gain the most potential value with age.
Smart Buys: Wines available at the most affordable price.
Best Values:  Wines that are overall good prices, widely available, and have consistently solid scores.

October 2010 Wine Spectator’s Highly Recommended selection is the 2007 Doubleback Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Congratulations!

October 2010 Wine Spectator’s Smart Buy selection is the 2007 Waterbrook Columbia Valley Reserve Merlot. Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following for some outstanding October 2010 Wine Spectator scores!

95 points — Doubleback 07′ Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley

93 points — Buty 07′ Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc

93 points – Leonetti 07’ Reserve

92 points & Featured wine maker Matt Huse – Five Star 07’ Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points – L’Ecole No. 41 07’ Apogee

92 Points – LeEole No. 41 07’ Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points – Reininger 07’ Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points – Fort Walla Walla 06’ Reserve

91 points – L’Ecole No. 41 07’ Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points – Leonetti 07’ Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points – Northstar 07’ Cabernet Sauvignon

88 points – Waterbrook 07’ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

88 points – Warterbrook 07’ Columbia Valley Meritage

89 points – L’Ecole No. 41 07’ Columbia Valley Syrah

89 points – Syzygy 07’ Columbia Valley

92 points – Waterbrook 07’ Columbia Valley Reserve Merlot

91 points – L’Ecole No.  41 07’ Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Merlot

91 points – Leonetti 07’ Sangiovese

89 points – Waterbrook 07’ Merlot-Cabernet

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