Washington Wine 2016

The Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

It's a tremendous time to be a Washington wine drinker.

09/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Kerloo Cellars Syrah Blue Mountain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley

Ryan Crane's latest syrah drinks like a wine twice its price.

09/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Soos Creek Sundance Red Wine Columbia Valley 2013

A perfect example of the best of Washington wine—small quantities, high quality, and exceptionally well priced.

08/23/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Kerloo Cellars Majestic Red Wine Columbia Valley 2014

A Rhone-style blend well below the typical price range.

08/09/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Secret Squirrel Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012

For wine lovers, the hunt for significantly underpriced bottles never ends. Here's the latest find.

07/26/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Cadence Coda Red Wine Red Mountain 2014

Great Red Mountain wine isn't usually this affordable.

07/12/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Casa Smith Cervo Barbera Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope 2014

The new project from Charles Smith is utterly irresistible.

06/28/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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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7 Tips and Tricks for Taste Washington

Plus, 43 standout wines to try.

03/29/2016 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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Weekly Wine Pick: Kevin White Winery Red Wine Yakima Valley 2014

One of the best quality-to-price ratio wines this year.

03/15/2016 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: Gramercy Cellars Lower East Syrah Columbia Valley 2013

The cellar's first syrah from its Lower East series.

02/23/2016 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