Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,
|This has been one
of our favorite wineries from the first time that we drank a bottle of
Merlot in San Francisco. Widely available.
small Washington winery (approx 2,000 cases per year) specializes in
small Washington winery, this favorite of ours makes a marvelous
Bordeaux style wine from grapes grown in both the Yakima and
Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier
a fairly new winery in Eastern Washington that makes very lush, rich
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah
probably the largest of the four small Washington State wineries
listed on this page with specialties in Bordeaux-style blends in
both red and white.
|Cabernet Franc, Tinto
|This is a remarkable little
vineyard in Napa. Besides the traditional varieties, the Tinto is a "field-blend"
(mostly Zinfandel but 11 other grapes contribute to the blend) from a single vineyard. Where to
buy: available direct from the winery.
|We include this winery not only
for the wine but also because, last spring, we had a
casual, drop-in barrel-tasting (no advance notice!) with the winemaker/owner. Where to buy: only available
from the winery.
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot
|Although this is a new
winery, the winemakers actually have three generations of experience in Napa
growing grapes and working with other wineries. Now that they're on their
own, they are doing great things as early results are tasty.
Pinot Noir (Croft Reserve), Chardonnay
David Autrey and Amy West make a nice, soft Pinot Noir from Oregon. This
is a really good value for the price.