Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2019

For the week of June 16, 2019: Tertulia Cellars 2016 Riviere Galets Vineyard Syrah – Sourced from the winery’s estate vineyard in Milton-Freewater, Oregon (which is included in the Walla Walla AVA), this Syrah may be one of the best you’ve ever tasted from Washington State. Explosive flavors of raspberry preserves, black plum, and cassis, […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2019

For the week of March 17, 2019: Cloudlift Cellars 2017 Chardonnay – Almost everyone seems to be making unoaked Chardonnays these days, so it’s practically refreshing to see Seattle winemaker Tom Stangeland go “old school” with this current release aged in new French oak. Big, creamy, and packed with Golden Delicious apple flavors, the wine […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2018

For the week of December 16, 2018: Townshend Cellar 2017 Pinot Gris – From the Spokane winery: a Pinot Gris that’s fragrant (ambrosia, tropical fruit) tasty (Granny Smith apple, pear and plenty of lemon/lime flavors on a crisp finish) and highly affordable (only about $10-$12 a bottle). This is a great wine to purchase in […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2018

For the week of September 16, 2018: San Juan Vineyards 2016 Siegerrebe – As summer winds down, a chilled bottle of Siegerrebe makes a great choice for those looking for a refreshing white wine. Sourced from estate-grown grapes, it carries beautiful floral and spicy aromatics, with generous citrus and ruby red grapefruit flavors along with […]

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’ is […]