Explore our five premium best Washington wines by Wine Spectator!
A great wine variety
For the 22d year in a row, the Oyster Bar Wine List has received the Best Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator.
Thanks to the creative and productive work of our Wine Director Amanda Abbott, we keep winning in the category of restaurants with moderate pricing ($$). It means that our Wine List with 1400+ items can meet the expectations of different guests.
Significantly, Washington wines are the most frequent choice among the diners at the Oyster Bar.
Ranking as the U.S.’s second-largest wine producer, Washington State boasts over 1000 wineries producing over 80 varieties.
In contrast to many states specialized in just a few varieties, Washington vineyards demonstrate more variety than uniformity.
Indeed, the Oyster Bar is happy to share the best local traditions. And the best items in our elite collection are represented by the two exceptional vineries – Leonetti Cellars and Quilceda Greek. Both are among the best wineries in the world.
The following 5 best Washington wines by Wine Spectator in 2021:
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Leonetti Cellars, Walla Walla Valley, $ 170
Beautifully balanced, the dark ruby 2021 Cabernet has a pleasing nose of blackberry, dark cherry, cappuccino, and a herbal note.
Thus, with lots of ripe tannins, the wine displays exceptional purity of fruit.
2004 Leonetti Cellars Merlot, Columbia Valley, $ 160
With bright berry aromas, the 2004 Merlot flavors impress with youthfully firm tannins. It finishes enticingly sweet and long.
2014 Syrah Longshadows – Sequel Columbia Valley, $ 117
Highly concentrated, the spicy aromas of cassis and a hint of olive tapenade interplay with black currant and blueberry. The 2014 Syrah generously gives up intensive flavors and polished tannins.
2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Savignon, $ 360
With rich berry aromas of blackberry liquor, the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon has anise smoke and spices notes. It is the most perfumed Quilceda Creek wine.
2009 Charles Smith Wines Royal City Syrah, $ 238
The complex and elegant 2009 Syrah displays multiple layers of exotic, floral, and mineral flavors. They are gracefully concentrated around the black cherry and maple flavors.