Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of December 3, 2017: L’Ecole No. 41 2016 Chardonnay – The term “Washington Wine Industry Pioneer” seems to get tossed around a lot, but you’ll get no argument from anyone that Walla Walla winemaker Marty Clubb doesn’t belong in that category. His winery was established in 1983 – ancient by state standards […]

Domestic, International Wines Make Easy Pairing Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner

The cool thing about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is that it’s so easy to pair with a number of different wines. Red, white, Rose…you’re virtually guaranteed to find something someone likes with their turkey, stuffing and potatoes and gravy. Here are a few choices for you to consider: Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc […]

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 […]