Our eighth-annual Top 100 Washington Wines assays the best cult cabernets and easy-drinking weeknight wines from around the state. This year, back-to-back warm vintages deliver bold, ripe results—and a banner season for drinkers. Meanwhile, the Walla Walla Valley at last has restaurant and resort options as impressive as the wine that’s made there. Combine the region’s tasting rooms that spin vinyl, its scenic patios that beckon, and the laid-back vibe—along with a list to take with you all year long—and your Washington wine moment begins right now.

In This Feature:

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

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

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

Badass and Borrowed from Bordeaux

Washington winemakers have redefined this Old World icon (various combinations of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, and malbec) as a local signature.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Outstanding White Wines

Warmer temperatures are great for red wine, but can pose a challenge for white wine grapes. Which makes these bottles especially impressive.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

10 Fantastic Washington Reds from Grapes You Might Not Expect

It’s unusual for a region to grow such a broad assortment of grapes. It’s unheard of that so many grow so well.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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

Walla Walla Isn’t Napa—and Thank the Wine Gods for That

The question is whether things can stay this affordable and this chilled out.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

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

How Sean Chose the Top 100 Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/13/2017