A significant milestone was reached last year when the number of Washington wineries surpassed 500. That's still just a fraction of California's total, but considering that only 200 wineries dotted the state as recently as 2002, it helps explain why the quality of wine from this Pacific Northwest state has been rising so dramatically.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 18, 2008.
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