Best of Washington Wine

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

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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

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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

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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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The Best of Washington Wine 2017

A wine-drenched weekend away in Walla Walla. Our annual list of the 100 best wines in the state. There are so many ways to raise a glass and celebrate our proximity to incredible cabernet, syrah, chardonnay, and more.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2015

A dry offering from the world's largest riesling producer.

09/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan