Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Methodology

How Sean did it.

09/21/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Washington Wine 2016

Wines with a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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

Oeno Files

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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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

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Weekly Wine Pick: Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot Washington 2013

And his new production facility is the second largest urban winery in North America.

01/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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

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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

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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

Washington Wine 2015

The Top 10 Washington Wines

We sampled, scrutinized, and ranked over 1,000 wines to come up with this year’s list. These 10 ­bottles—the best of the best—shine above all others.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Cellar-Worthy Reds

Opening aged bottles is part of the joy of collecting and drinking wine. Here are six wines that deserve a place in the cellar.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Wines with a Sense of Place

Winemakers strive each year to capture the essence of a particular vineyard and vintage. Here are five that unequivocally put that genie in the bottle.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Top Red Blends

Washington winemakers can—and do—blend just about every ­imaginable variety. Here are this year’s best results.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

The Wild West

Our state grows over 40 different grape varieties. Here are six wines from less common varieties—the Washington wine frontier.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Top Malbec

Malbec has been getting a lot of buzz in Washington lately as acreage increases and more winemakers experiment with varietal bottlings. These wines realize malbec’s promise.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Top White Wines

While Washington reds have the reputation for quality, the state still makes an abundance of top-flight white wines. Here are this year’s best.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2015

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

These bottles explain why this remains the state’s most planted grape variety.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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