Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2017

For the week of June 11, 2017: Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2013 She-Devil Syrah – Sourced from the Francisca Vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and Stone Tree Vineyards in the Wahluke Slope region, this beautifully balanced Syrah opens with smoky aromatics that lead to understated, dark blackberry flavors and nuances of toasted oak. Co-fermented with […]

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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2016

For the week of December 18, 2016: Thurston Wolfe Winery 2012 Petite Sirah – There’s nothing petite about this red varietal and although it’s used primarily for blending purposes in Washington, a few wineries, including this release from Dr. Wade Wolfe, have ventured into the stand-alone category with excellent results. Slightly smoky aromas start you […]