Andy Perdue for The Seattle Times
November 17, 2017

Out of the thousands he tasted in 2017, Andy Perdue picks the best of the bunch.

EACH YEAR, I taste thousands of wines, either as samples that arrive in my office or at competitions in which I participate.

Beginning in January, I taste with this list in mind, seeking out the most interesting offerings from our corner of the wine world. Some of these I tasted early in the year, and they stuck with me as extraordinary, for their clarity, style and purity of fruit.

A few thoughts about this year’s list:

My Wine of the Year for 2017 is a merlot, the same as last year (though a different producer). Maybe this is a signal that we need to pay attention to this often-maligned grape again>>>Read the entire article featuring Brian Carter Cellars, Chateau Ste Michelle, Col Solare, DeLille Cellars, Fidelitas, Januik, Love That Red Winery, Smasne, Wilridge and more on The Seattle Times