Every year, just before the holidays, the Wine Spectator unleashes their Top 100 wines of the year. It's a compendium of top scoring wines from past issues. Every year, in wine shops around the country, trophy hunters experience profound frustration when they can't validate their tastes with these top wines, seeing as how the bottles have usually been sold out since their first 95+ score review was released.
This year, wine shops in Washington will be particularly busy with inquiries as Columbia Crest's 2005 CV cabernet sauvignon was THE #1 WINE on the magazine's list. Subscribers should have the magazine in their hot little hands now, but you can check out the full chart, which will be released on November 20th, HERE. Other Washington wineries that made it on the list: Cayuse, Novelty Hill, Efeste, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Spring Valley, Barnard Griffin, The Magnificent Wine Company. Let the shit talking begin.