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March Is Washington Wine Month

This month we celebrate the great state of Washington with 10 must try wines. From pioneers to newcomers, and from Wedgewood to Walla Walla, we’ve got you covered!

Red Wine

2016 Quilceda Creek Red Wine “CVR” Columbia Valley ($56)

“A combination of all of our vineyard sites and represents a great value. It is the best version of this wine to date displaying highly aromatic black and blue fruits with nuances of anise, smoke, forest floor and minerals. This blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot will be best enjoyed over the next 15 years.” –Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking.

2017 Mark Ryan’s BTR Cellars The Chief Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley ($24)

“The 2017 Chief shows immense complexity, with Cabernet Sauvignon’s cedar aromatics and black currant at the forefront. Fresh violets combine with flavors of blackberry and silky vanilla, and subtle chocolate notes. It has a broad finish, with a balance of acidity and tannin.” –Winemaker notes.

2017 Elephant Seven Cosmic Revelation Red Walla Walla Valley ($21.99)

An instant Best Seller at Leschi Market. This Mount Baker family is about as local as you can get, and they are making incredible Walla Walla wines. “Classic Mourvèdre characteristics of gaminess and meatiness accented with black raspberry and licorice. A dense bouquet of dried flowers, garrigue and white pepper with an iodine driven minerality. The finish is pure and lively with nice acidity and supple tannins. 61% XL Vineyard Mourvèdre, 39% Yellow Bird Vineyard Syrah.” –Winemaker notes.