Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

Thanksgiving Recommendations: Red Wine

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

11/23/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving Recommendations: White Wine

White wines that play to Washington's strengths.

11/17/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

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

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Cloudlift Cellars Stratus Petit Verdot Columbia Valley 2012

An exceptional wine and an exception to the rule of petit verdot.

11/03/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Carter Lamour Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2012

A blend of wine originally slated for more expensive bottles supports a very worthy cause.

10/27/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Syncline Wine Cellars Grenache-Carignan Horse Heaven Hills 2013

A complete knee buckler—and a great introduction to carignan, a grape seldom seen in these parts.

10/20/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Airfield Estates Viognier Yakima Valley 2014

Viognier can be a challenge to get right. But when you do, it's divine.

10/13/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Airfield Estates Runway Late Harvest Riesling Yakima Valley 2013

This pairs well with a variety of pies, but it’s also sweet enough to be the dessert itself.

10/08/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

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.

09/15/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan