Category Archives: California

Consider These Great Wine Choices for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and one of the great things about serving wines this time of year is that there’s essentially a wine for every palate and every budget. Novice wine drinkers may gravitate towards sweeter, fruitier wines while more serious wineophiles often look for something with good food-pairing potential. In-between you’ll often […]

Domestic, International Wines Make Easy Pairing Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner

The cool thing about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is that it’s so easy to pair with a number of different wines. Red, white, Rose…you’re virtually guaranteed to find something someone likes with their turkey, stuffing and potatoes and gravy. Here are a few choices for you to consider: Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc […]

Left Coast Wines from Washington, Oregon and California are Enough to Keep Any Wine Lover Happy

This article originally appeared in the August, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What would happen to the wine industry in the United States if, by some crazy chance, Washington, Oregon, and California were hit by a devastating plague that wiped out every vineyard in the three-state area? Would it be the “end of the […]

Big, Full-Bodied California Chardonnay Delivers Plenty for the Price

Harken Wines 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (about $15) – If you enjoy a big, bold Chardonnay with plenty of flavor and full-bodied characteristics, this current release from Harken Wines in California will most certainly deliver the goods. Ripe Golden Delicious apple and pear dominate the fruit flavor profile, with a creamy, round, lingering finish with […]

Leviathan Wines’ 2012 Red Will Make You Think While Putting a Smile on Your Face

Leviathan Wines 2012 Red (about $48) – This four-varietal blend from Napa Valley may cause you to contemplate the wine inside the bottle – with its complexity, power and taste – as well as the bottle itself. Fragrant plum aromas lead off, with dark fruits of cassis and blueberry on the palate, sturdy tannins, and […]