Our Best Wine issue featured all of Washington’s current releases that received 91 points or above, and was accompanied by a list of 90-point whites. Here: all the red wines that received a score of 90—excellent bottles you don’t want to miss.

  • Alexandria Nicole Mr. Big Petite Sirah Destiny Ridge Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2009 $45
  • Alexandria Nicole Gravity Merlot Destiny Ridge Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008 $24
  • Barrister Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Bacchus Vineyard Columbia Valley 2007 $35
  • Bergevin Lane The Princess Syrah Francisca’s Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2008 $52
  • Bergevin Lane She-Devil Syrah Columbia Valley 2007 $24
  • Brian Carter Cellars Solesce Red Wine Columbia Valley 2006 $50
  • CZ Cellars Storm Front Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008 $24
  • Darby Purple Haze Red Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $20
  • Desert Wind Ruah Wahluke Slope 2009 $20
  • Dusted Valley BFM Stone Tree Vineyard Wahluke Slope 2008 $53
  • Efeste Tough Guy Bordeaux Klipsun Vineyard 2008 $55
  • Fidélitas Malbec Columbia Valley 2008 $35
  • Fidélitas Merlot Columbia Valley 2009 $25
  • Fjellene Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2008 $35
  • Fjellene Rose Columbia Valley 2010 $20
  • Gamache Vintners Merlot Columbia Valley 2007 $24
  • Hestia Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley 2008 $28
  • Hogue Cellars Terroir Syrah Fries Vineyard Wahluke Slope 2007 $25
  • J Bookwalter Foreshadow Merlot Columbia Valley 2008 $40
  • JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon Artz Vineyard Red Mountain 2008 $32
  • JM Cellars Longevity Columbia Valley 2008 $38
  • Kestrel Signature Edition Raptor Red Yakima Valley 2007 $60
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2008 $36
  • Laurelhurst Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley 2008 $24
  • Long Shadows Nine Hats Sangiovese Columbia Valley 2008 $25
  • Mackey Vineyards Concordia Columbia Valley 2009 $38
  • Maison Bleue Jaja Red Wine Yakima Valley 2009 $20
  • Matthews Estate Claret Columbia Valley 2007 $35
  • Matthews Estate Syrah Columbia Valley 2008 $39
  • Obelisco Estate Red Wine Red Mountain 2008 $30
  • Obelisco Electrum Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 2008 $60
  • Otis Kenyon Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007 $34
  • Ott and Murphy OMpendium Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008 $23
  • Pamplin Family JRG Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008 $30
  • Pomum Cellars Syrah Columbia Valley 2008 $30
  • Robert Ramsay Syrah Horse Heaven Hills 2007 $20
  • Ross Andrew Winery Syrah Boushey Vineyard Columbia Valley 2008 $34
  • Rotie Cellars Little G Grenache Washington State 2009 $50
  • Saint Laurent Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope 2007 $32
  • Salida Wine Fuego Sagrado Yakima Valley 2008 $30
  • Sineann Abondante Red Wine Columbia Valley 2007 $24
  • Syncline Wine Cellars Subduction Red Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $20
  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red Red Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $16
  • Tulpen Cellars Sangiovese Columbia Valley 2007 $20
  • Tranche Cellars Slice of Pape Red Wine Columbia Valley 2006 $35
  • Trust Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 2008 $32
  • Va Piano Vineyards Bruno’s Blend Red Wine VII Columbia Valley NV $23
  • Va Piano Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007 $38
  • Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese Columbia Valley 2009 $24
  • Walter Dacon Wines Appanage Syrah Yakima Valley 2008 $50
  • Waters Winery Loess Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2008 $45
  • William Church Bishops Blend Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008 $20
  • William Church Sur La Mer Red Wine Columbia Valley 2008 $28
  • Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon Washington State 2008 $79