Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of October 8, 2017: Siren Song Wines 2016 “Spanish Dancer” Albarino – Many Chelan wineries are going upscale and selling the “experience” of the area’s natural beauty and tasting room amenities to complement their quality wines. Siren Song is one of those wineries, and Holly and Kevin Brown have done an amazing […]

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 […]

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 […]