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.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Top Syrah

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

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley 2014

A superb example of an oft-forgotten Washington grape.

08/18/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Rosé for a Fleeting Season

Renegade Wine Co.’s Columbia Valley Rosé is spring’s clarion call.

04/01/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Top 100 Washington Wines

Wine Geek Cheat Sheet

Trot out these five topics to impress at your next gathering.

10/10/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

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The Top 100 Washington Wines

Our annual list of the 100 best Washington wines – plus ideas for when and how to drink them.

10/08/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Top 100 Washington Wines

Wine from Walla Walla's Rocky Region

This corner of the valley is poised to be one of the most important wine regions in the world. Great news…for Oregon.

10/07/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Top 100 Washington Wines

Meet the Winemakers

10/01/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Quote Unquote

Kyle MacLachlan and Pursued By Bear Wines

Yakima native Kyle MacLachlan is just as serious about making wine as he is about making good television.

10/01/2014 Edited by Matthew Halverson

Top 100 Washington Wines

How to Taste 700 Wines in 13 Days

The wine critic explains how he determines our Top 100 Washington Wine list.

09/17/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Top 100 Washington Wines

Best Washington Wines Under $15 and $25

Though they didn’t quite make this year’s Top 100 list, these wines seriously over-deliver for the price. Here are high-scoring bottles that ring in at less than $25 as well as recommended wines under $15 (both listed alphabetically).

09/12/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Walk on the Wild Side of Washington Reds

These uncommon varieties are on the frontier of Washington winemaking.

09/10/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Washington's Rosé Revival

As illustrated by seven quality bottles.

05/22/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

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French Wine Sans Snobbery

A night at Le Caviste, downtown’s new wine bar, is like a drinker’s semester abroad.

05/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Washington Chardonnay Makes a Comeback

America may have a love-hate relationship with the grape, but a few local winemakers are changing the chardonnay landscape.

04/24/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan