Best Buy! This winery on the western edge of Washington’s warm Wahluke Slope is named for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest. The forest is considered one of the world’s most unusual fossil forests because petrified ginkgo wood is rare. The winery, near the town of Mattawa, grows 28 acres of grapes. This Merlot opens with aromas of Beech-Nut chewing tobacco, pepper and cherry, followed by flavors of Bing cherry, sweet tobacco and chocolate. It’s a big wine with plenty of structure and flavor.
Production: 136 cases