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Weekly Wine Pick: Idilico Garnacha Yakima Valley 2013

To open this bottle is to understand why grenache is an up-and-coming variety in the state.

06/14/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Savage Grace Cabernet Franc Copeland Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills 2015

Cab franc often plays fourth fiddle. Here it's the compelling centerpiece.

05/10/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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A 2015 Washington Rosé Roundup

Picks for your next picnic or backyard soirée.

04/26/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Kevin White Heritage Red Wine DuBrul Vineyard Yakima Valley 2013

Wines from this high-end vineyard usually come in between $50 and $100. This bottle is $35—and every bit as good.

04/12/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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William Church Malbec Gamache Vineyards Columbia Valley 2013

Most of the wine world uses malbec as a blending variety. In Washington—as in Argentina—the grape is able to stand on its own.

03/22/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Taste Washington Cometh!

The state’s premier wine and food event is less than a month away. Here's what you need to know.

03/08/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Eight Bells 8 Clone Syrah Red Willow Vineyard Yakima Valley 2013

Eight clones of syrah make one standout wine.

02/16/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Two Small-Production Wines from Woodinville's Two Vintners

Some of the state's best wines rarely make it across state lines. Like these two impressive bottles.

02/02/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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.

01/26/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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.

01/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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

The wine: superb. The value: outrageous.

01/05/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Treveri Cellars Demi-Sec Sparkling Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley NV

Sparkling wines aren't just for celebrations anymore.

12/29/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Seven Hills Winery Petit Verdot McClellan Estate Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2013

A top-quality petit verdot provides a rare opportunity from the Walla Walla Valley.

12/22/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Here Are Some Wine Gifts for the Holidays

Well folks, the holiday season is in full swing and it’s time to pick out some gifts for your favorite wine lover. 

12/15/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Sleight of Hand Cellars Psychedelic Syrah Stoney Vine Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2013

No big deal...just the best wine this winery has made to date.

12/08/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Les Trouvés White Wine Washington 2013

Washington winemakers are exploring more white Rhone varieties, but the price tag for these wines is usually north of $20. Here's one superb exception.

12/02/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Thanksgiving Recommendations: Red Wine

Go light on the oak and save the big wines for after dinner.

11/23/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Thanksgiving Recommendations: White Wine

White wines that play to Washington's strengths.

11/17/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Syncline Winery Syrah McKinley Springs Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2013

As grape-growing regions go, Horse Heaven Hills is remote, even by eastern Washington standards. But it's definitely on the rise.

11/10/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan