Category Archives: New Northwest Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2020

For the week of September 13, 2020: Kiona Vineyards and Winery 2019 Chenin Blanc – Dear Washington Winemakers: Please continue to make more Chenin Blanc. This versatile, underutilized white wine is such a pleasure to taste and a wonderful alternative to mainstream varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris. This selection from the […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2020

For the week of June 14, 2020: Succession Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lawrence Vineyards is the starting point for this stunning Cab, and if you haven’t tried anything from this overachieving, underappreciated wine region you’re truly missing out on some stellar fruit. The vineyards are located, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere in […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of March 15, 2020: Adrice Wines 2017 Riveter Red – Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Winemaker Pam Adkins does a fine job with this tasty Cab that strikes the perfect balance between bright fruits of red currant and cranberry and darker, jammy blackberry and plum. The result is a wine with a […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2019

For the week of December 15, 2019: VanArnam Vineyards 2015 Merlot – Kent and Allison VanArnam are doing a terrific job at their Zillah winery, with a great tasting room overlooking the Yakima Valley and a devoted fan base that is dedicated to the winery’s well-made wines. This Merlot strikes a nice balance between a […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2019

For the week ending September 15, 2019: Chehalem 2018 INOX Chardonnay – This week we head south into Oregon’s Willamette Valley for a Chardonnay that’s simply too good to ignore. Despite it’s stainless steel upbringing, this is a wine with considerable depth, character and flavor. The lemon/citrus core is surrounded with a lovely, creamy texture, […]