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Washington Succeeds

Through heat in 2009 and cooler weather in 2010 and 2011, the wines retain their appeal
Harvey Steiman
Issue: December 15, 2012

Consistency was the hallmark of Washington vintages from 2005 through 2008, but since then the region has taken a few swerves. This vintage variation shows up clearly in the wines of 2009, 2010 and 2011, the releases you're likely to find in the coming year in wineshops and on restaurant wine lists. As a result, you can pick the style you prefer. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

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