- New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
- Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
- VineLines Dispatch #7: That’s a wrap
- Former Oregon car dealer gears up with Jachter Family Wines
- VineLines Dispatch: 6 Vineyards at Work
- L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest surrounding Lake Chelan
- Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
- Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
- Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
All the best: a dozen great wines
Each Sunday, we like to take a look at a category of wines from those we’ve tasted through in recent weeks. Today, we shine the spotlight on wines that earned our highest “Outstanding!” rating.
We taste all wines under blind conditions, meaning the only thing we know about the wines we’re tasting is the variety or style. For example, we know a wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon, but we don’t know the producer or price. This allows us to fully evaluate a wine without letting biases such as the friendliness of the winemaker or past vintages’ reputations get in the way.
After the wine is rated and notes are taken, we unveil the wine and dive into the story behind it, adding context to each bottle’s story.
So here are a dozen really delicious wines from Washington, Oregon and Idaho that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.