By Oliver Lazenby
Blaine’s GLM Wine Co. won a double-gold award at the 2017 Seattle Wine Awards last month. The company’s Deluge 2015 won the award in the $20–$35 Cabernet Sauvignon division.
The winery, located at 1678 Boblett Street, has won silver and bronze before at the annual contest, which is billed as the biggest award ceremony in the state but this is the winery’s best result yet, said co-owner Tom Davis.
For Davis, the award confirms his belief that red wine can be objectively judged based on color and tannin content. The winery measures and reports this metric, called the color index, on its labels.
“The color index for this wine is the highest we’ve seen,” Davis said. “The grapes are just excellent.”