Colin Morrell’s transformation of a sheep ranch near Prosser, Wash., into Lonesome Springs Ranch is embraced by a number of Washington winemakers and their supporters. Among them is Brian Carter, who took a bit more than three barrels of Grenache and crafted a wine of elegance with raspberry, Chelan cherry and black currant aromas and flavors, which come with some spicy accents. Awards: Wine Press Northwest peer-judging (Unanimously Outstanding!), Savor NW (best of class).
Rating: Platinum, 94 points
Production: 83 cases