Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2017

For the week of August 6, 2017: Lost River Winery 2013 Merlot – Winthrop winemaker John Morgan shows why Washington is still a force in the world of Merlot with this exceptional release. Dark berry fruit, black licorice, hints of chocolate and a plush, juicy finish with a touch of minerality highlight this gem of […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2017

For the week of June 18, 2017: Rotie Cellars 2016 Southern White – Sean Boyd is doing some amazing things with his 100% Rhone varietal composition wines. They’re big and sexy, and yet they display the finesse of a skilled winemaker who’s hitting all the right notes. This blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne opens […]

Stunning Oregon Chardonnay Well Worth the Price

Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay (about $45) – Who says the best Oregon white wine is a Willamette Valley Pinot Gris? One taste of this beautiful Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills area may make you think otherwise. The wine opens with lovely aromas of toasted oak and tropical fruits, followed by generous flavors of baked apple […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2017

For the week of March 12, 2017: DeLille Cellars 2014 D2 Red Wine – This combination of primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has a surprisingly bright base of red fruits including raspberry, cherry, and even cranberry. Underneath this lies a subtle, darker layer of chocolate and black olive with a touch of sweet cedar on […]

Vancouver Wine Festival Offers Wine Drinkers Diverse Choices

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival focused on wineries from British Columbia and Canada and highlighted a wide-ranging array of choices from this relatively new wine-producing country. Both Western and Eastern British Columbia do a number of wines particularly well, with white varietals the clear-cut leader in terms of quality and variety. I attended both […]