Barnard Griffin Winery Racks Up Points With Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Six Wines Garnering 90 Points and Above

Richland, Wash. (May 22, 2014) – The July issue of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine will recognize Barnard Griffin for a number of its varietals:

  • 93 Points, Editors’ Choice: 2008 Sagemoor Vineyards Partners Reserve Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 92 Points: 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 91 Points, Best Buy: 2012 Fume Blanc Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 91 Points, Editors’ Choice: 2012 Roussanne Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 90 Points, Best Buy: 2013 Rose of Sangiovese Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 90 Points, Best Buy: 2012 Chardonnay Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 89 Points, Editors’ Choice:  2011 Merlot Columbia Valley (WA)

Rob Griffin holds the honor of being Washington State’s most enduring winemaker; making wine on a continuous basis in Washington since 1977, longer than any other winemaker in the state. His Barnard Griffin Winery of Richland, Wash., is celebrating its 31st year in operation.

When asked what makes him the most proud regarding his wines over the last 30+ years, Rob cited three achievements: “I suppose that number one for me is our focus on creating a master quality wine throughout our entire line. From Fumé to Cabernet, each wine is varietally accurate. This is difficult to achieve and requires constant vigilance. Secondly, we work extraordinarily hard to maintain Vintage-to-Vintage consistency, even though Mother Nature likes to throw us a curve ball from time to time.  Thirdly, I am proud of the extent of the recognition our wines have received. I feel that this underscores our approach to constancy and consistency.”

Barnard Griffin is a private, family-owned winery in Richland, WA. Co-owners Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard have been garnering international acclaim under the Barnard Griffin label since 1983. Barnard Griffin produces Cabernet-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Fumé Blanc, Malbec, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rosé of Sangiovese, Syrah, Syrah Port, Viognier, Zinfandel, Roussanne, Albarino, Touriga, Grenache, a Rhone Blend and other blends.

Barnard Griffin co-owns 70 acres of vineyard and also selects its grapes from throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley including Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, and other AVA’s. The Winery, Tasting Room, Wine Bar and Eatery as well as the db Glass Studio and Gallery are located at 878 Tulip Lane in Richland, Wash.

For more information, please visit or call (509) 627-0266.


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