Best of Washington Wine

How Sean Chose the Top 100 Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.


Best of Washington Wine

Cabernet That Reigns Supreme

One of the grapes that first made the wine world take notice of Washington is no longer an elite niche—cab production surpasses that of chardonnay and riesling.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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The Wine World Is Losing Its Mind Over Washington Syrah

Though Washington is increasingly known as a cabernet state, syrah is the rising star—and these 30 bottles shine above all the rest.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Washington’s 20 Best Wines Under $30

Budget-friendly wine doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Washington. These high-quality wines are available around Seattle right now.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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A Wine Taster’s Guide to the Rocks Region

Our most distinctive wine region makes waves with the national wine set. So how can regular people actually taste these memorable syrahs?

09/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Road Trip

Taste the Top 100 at These Walla Walla Wineries

From scenic patios to vinyl-spinning living rooms, here's how to sip your way through this wine-soaked valley—and go home with a few bottles (or cases) for later.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Let's Turn This Party Out

Check It Out: Chateau Ste. Michelle Turned 50 and Is Throwing a Party

The Washington wine behemoth's new visitor center offers expanded tasting rooms and lets you mix your own red blend.

08/29/2017 By Stefan Milne

Fun With Listicles

The Summer of Frosé (aka Frozen Rosé) Is Nigh

It's going to be everywhere. But here's where to get it right now.

06/01/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Winemaker Charles Smith Launches an Annual Rosé Festival

Spend quality time with 20 PNW wineries and their front-runner rosés.

04/14/2017 By Amber Wright

Oeno Files

Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations for Taste Washington 2017

This year's can't-miss wines, plus some valuable survival skills.

03/21/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fun With Listicles

6 Restaurants with Washington-Centric Wine Menus

In honor of Washington Wine Month...

03/02/2017 By Jack Kelly


With Natural Wine, Each Bottle Has Its Own Personality

For the growing number of Seattle restaurants that embrace this winemaking style, that’s exactly the point.

01/23/2017 By Stefan Milne

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Wondrous I.Q. Red Wine Columbia Valley 2013

This red blend is so compelling, we're setting aside traditional talk of New Year's Eve sparkling wine to sing its praises.

12/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Latta Wines Latta Latta GSM Columbia Valley 2013

SoDo's collection of tasting rooms is just the place to scope out this new project from a former Charles Smith winemaker.

12/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

And Now, a Little Washington Wine Advice for the Thanksgiving Table

When you've got a lot of food—and, let's face it, a lot of wine—variety and value are key.

11/22/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Nine Hats Pinot Gris The Benches Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2015

This grape has a rep for being innocuous, to the point of bland. Here's a bottle that will convince you otherwise.

11/08/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Syncline Wine Cellars Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2015

If you want to taste the cutting edge of Rhone blends in Washington, look no further.

10/18/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Critic's Notebook

A Wine Corkage Deal at Sullivan’s Steakhouse  

If you do this one little thing.

10/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Washington Wine 2016

6 Winemakers to Watch

These Washingtonians are responsible for some of the best wines our state has to offer. Keep an eye on them, their wineries, and their future vintages.

09/29/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan