Apr 7, 2016
I had the great pleasure last weekend to attend Taste Washington 2016. My assignment, to cover white wine varieties, was definitely a challenge given there were more than 225 wineries represented at the Grand Tasting. Some of my old favorites maintained their excellent wine making and some new wineries to me that really stood out in their specific specialties. Before going into more detail about my...
Jan 5, 2016
Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer is a great bargain Washington wine.Washington isn’t known for its wine bargains, but here is a delicious, well made Washington white wine for only $10!
Intensely aromatic, my nose wants to linger inside the glass to really enjoy the bouquet of lychee, grapefruit and summer roses. This fruity Gewurtraminer is teases you on the tip of the tongue with its lychee sweetness...
Aug 2, 2011
A couple of years ago, a bottle of Patterson Cellars Woodslake Due Anni red wine was the “IT” present at a Christmas party. I lost track of how many times that bottle of wine circled the room as people dissatisfied with the wine they had opened, stole the Woodslake Due Anni from someone else. The party gift rules stated bring a wrapped bottle of wine $15 or under and the Due Anni was the star...
Jul 25, 2011
When searching for a summer white wine, you will probably see 2010 vintages on the shelf of your favorite wine store but don’t pass over the 2007 Chatter Creek Viognier especially when you can buy it for under $10. This Washington Viognier is a dry and delicate white wine. Serve it slightly chilled for a refreshing apertif but don’t let this wine get too cold or some of its best...
Jul 3, 2011
Saviah The Jack is well known as an economical red Washington wine, but WHICH red wine? For me, Saviah The Jack was synonymous with Syrah but there is a Saviah The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon and a Saviah The Jack Red so I was curious when Washington Wine Report chose the Saviah Jack Red Wine as the June virtual tasting wine.
Saviah Cellars is in Walla Walla but the The Jack Red is sourced from Columbia...