Category Archives: Other NW Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2018

For the Week of October 7, 2018: Structure Cellars 2016 “Foundation” Syrah – This beautifully crafted wine checks all the boxes for Washington Syrah: Spot-on flavor profile, full-bodied, and excellent for drinking with or without the proper food. Layered with nuances of chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, and hazelnut, there’s also a touch of savory cherry […]

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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2018

For the week of March 11, 2018: Gravel Bar Winery 2015 Dry Riesling – Winemaker Joshua Maloney does a nice job with this oftentimes sweet varietal by limiting the sugar and focusing on the fruit and acidity qualities of the grape. Apple, citrus, mineral notes and a crisp, clean finish highlight a wine with excellent […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of December 10, 2017: Rulo Winery 2015 Combine – Kurt and Vicki Schlicker have been making killer Syrahs from their Walla Walla winery for years, but don’t overlook their underrated and incredibly reasonably priced white Rhone varietals as well. This combination of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Picpoul Blanc displays lots of citrus […]