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Quilceda Creek Vintners Walla Walla Valley

For many, this is Washington State’s greatest source of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Certainly along with LEONETTI they vie for that accolade. Originally founded in 1978 by Alex Golitzen, the nephew of the legendary André Tchelistcheff, the main focus and volume here is the Cabernet Sauvignon, now made by Alex Golitzin’s son Paul. The wine […]

McCrea Cellars Washington State

The McCrea Cellars winery is located around an hour’s drive from downtown Seattle on the western, seaboard side of the Cascade Mountains. As at a number of other warehouse operations, production remains small and bespoke. All the wines, both white and red, are Rhône styles. There are a number of vineyard sources including Boushey Vineyards, […]

Leonetti Cellar Walla Walla Valley

Leonetti is one of the very best producers of Bordeaux-style reds in Washington State. The Reserve is of formidable proportions – a powerful wine that is sturdy but refined and very long-lived – an approach that has been perpetuated here for over three decades. High quality is maintained in the home vineyards, which are on […]

L’École No 41 Winery Walla Walla Valley

Established over 30 years ago, L’École No 41 has consistently produced good quality wine, both red and white. The reds are well crafted and stylish with refined supple tannins; not blockbusters, rather good, medium-term cellar prospects. The Apogee red is sourced from the Pepper Bridge vineyard and is a concentrated, cedary meritage blend of Cabernet […]

Delille Cellars Washington State

The focus of Dellille Cellars is principally on producing top-quality Bordeaux blends from a range of Yakima Valley fruit sources, the majority from the Red Mountain AVA and now including their own Grand Ciel site. To this end they succeed very well, with the wines close to the state pinnacle. Both the Chaleur Estate and […]

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley

This is the largest producer in Washington State and the jewel in the Ste Michelle Wine Estates crown. The wines from Chateau Ste Michelle seem somehow more complete and exciting than those from sister winery COLUMBIA CREST, even at the lower levels. A considerable array of wines is produced here, including a number in overseas […]

Cayuse Vineyards Walla Walla Valley

Christophe Baron’s family roots are in Champagne and there is a marked French influence in his wines. They tend to be tighter and more structured than a number of his neighbours’ offerings, with a subtler, defter hand and very well integrated fruit and oak. They are far from showy blockbusters, though. Cayuse has also established […]

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