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Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

One of Washington's oldest wineries sources fruit from a region on the rise.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 01/26/2016

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Weekly Wine Pick: Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot Washington 2013

And his new production facility is the second largest urban winery in North America.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 01/20/2016

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Weekly Wine Pick: Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2013

Twenty thirteen is shaping up to be a banner vintage for good values.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 01/13/2016

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Weekly Wine Pick: SoDo Cellars Wingman Red Wine Blend Washington State 2014

The wine: superb. The value: outrageous.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 01/05/2016

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Weekly Wine Pick: Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2014

Gewürztraminer is one of Washington’s top five most-planted white grapes. This bottle combines intense fruit with outrageous value.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/15/2015

Washington Wine 2015

The Top 10 Washington Wines

We sampled, scrutinized, and ranked over 1,000 wines to come up with this year’s list. These 10 ­bottles—the best of the best—shine above all others.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Cellar-Worthy Reds

Opening aged bottles is part of the joy of collecting and drinking wine. Here are six wines that deserve a place in the cellar.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Wines with a Sense of Place

Winemakers strive each year to capture the essence of a particular vineyard and vintage. Here are five that unequivocally put that genie in the bottle.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Red Blends

Washington winemakers can—and do—blend just about every ­imaginable variety. Here are this year’s best results.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

The Wild West

Our state grows over 40 different grape varieties. Here are six wines from less common varieties—the Washington wine frontier.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Malbec

Malbec has been getting a lot of buzz in Washington lately as acreage increases and more winemakers experiment with varietal bottlings. These wines realize malbec’s promise.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top White Wines

While Washington reds have the reputation for quality, the state still makes an abundance of top-flight white wines. Here are this year’s best.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

These bottles explain why this remains the state’s most planted grape variety.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Merlot

Washington has long made some of the world’s finest examples of merlot, typically more muscular and tannic than those found elsewhere in the world. Here are five of the state’s finest.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Syrah

Further proof that 2012 was one of the best years ever for Washington syrah.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Grenache

Still a niche variety with only 268 acres planted in Washington (by comparison, cabernet has over 14,000), grenache is producing some of the state’s best wines.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Vino

Top 100 Washington Wines of 2015

Our eighth annual ranking presents some of the highest-quality wines the state has produced in the last decade.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

Washington Wine 2015

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

Made of varying combinations of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot, these blends are becoming a calling card for the state.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/09/2015

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Weekly Wine Pick: Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2014

Despite being one of Washington’s most produced white grape varieties, pinot gris has yet to establish a clear identity in our state. This spritzy version bucks that trend.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/01/2015

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Weekly Wine Pick: Two Vintners Syrah Columbia Valley 2013

A blended syrah that combines the best of each designation.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 08/25/2015
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