Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2017

For the week of February 5, 2017: Gilbert Cellars Non-Vintage Tempranillo Dessert Wine Fortified with 169-proof brandy, this port-style red wine is not for the faint of heart. Ultra-black cherry and black currant flavors melt into a lengthy finish along with just a whisper of chocolate. Despite the 19% alcohol content, the wine doesn’t come […]

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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2016

For the week of September 18, 2016: Mellisoni Vineyards 2013 Syrah – Rob and Donna Mellison have a great thing going at their Lake Chelan winery…spectacular views, good wine, and first-class service. This gorgeous Syrah displays dark cherry flavors that become more concentrated as the wine progresses. The finish is lenghty, slight chewy, and inky […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2016

For the week of June 12, 2016: Forgeron Cellars 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – This completely over-the-top Cabernet from winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla will put you in state of red wine bliss. Open a bottle, and you’ll feel like you’re walking through a field of wild blackberries. This fruit carries over to the palate, along […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2016

For the week of March 13, 2016: Owen Roe Winery 2013 Yakima Valley Red Wine – This stunning, perfectly balanced red wine blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, is indicative of everything on the tasting menu currently available from this Yakima Winery. Winemaker/Partner David O’Rielly not only makes great wines, you’ll find that […]