Wahluke Slope plays key role for Washington wineries

By on February 4, 2018

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2008 Estate Sun in a Bottle Port-style, Wahluke Slope, $35

A rare white fortified wine, this luscious dessert wine reveals aromas of toasted hazelnuts and caramel with hints of butterscotch on the finish. It’s a delicious wine that will get only better over the next half-decade. This earned a gold medal and best in class at the 2017 Wenatchee Wine Awards.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 57 cases

Alcohol: 19.2%

Winery website

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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