Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2018

For the week of June 10, 2018 – The Walls Vineyards 2016 ‘McAndrew’ Chardonnay – Mike Martin and winemaker Ali Mayfield are turning out some pretty amazing wines at this relatively new Walla Walla winery. One could say this is a ‘middle-of-the-road’ Chardonnay in that it’s neither too acidic nor too oaky, but ‘perfectly balanced’ […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2018

For the week of March 11, 2018: Gravel Bar Winery 2015 Dry Riesling – Winemaker Joshua Maloney does a nice job with this oftentimes sweet varietal by limiting the sugar and focusing on the fruit and acidity qualities of the grape. Apple, citrus, mineral notes and a crisp, clean finish highlight a wine with excellent […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of December 10, 2017: Rulo Winery 2015 Combine – Kurt and Vicki Schlicker have been making killer Syrahs from their Walla Walla winery for years, but don’t overlook their underrated and incredibly reasonably priced white Rhone varietals as well. This combination of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Picpoul Blanc displays lots of citrus […]

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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2017

For the week of September 24, 2017: Vartanyan Estate Winery 2014 Melange – This is a true Bordeaux blend in that it includes all six of the varietals permitted within the appellation: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere. Spicy aromatics start you off, with layers of black currant, berries, and a […]