Here are the top 5 reasons to drink wines from Washington state and the proof to back it up:
1. Cabernet Sauvignon is King! The most widely planted variety across the state that is full of fruit, tannins and very full bodied. Great choice is the 2007 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon at only $25.00 a bottle.
2. If you are looking for more Old World Style there are lots of Clarets to choose from. Claret is blend of mostly Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. My choice is the 2007 Horse Heaven Hills Claret from Robert Karl Cellars. This wine is great value at $20.00 and it was given 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.
4. Syrah, Syrah…enough said! Try the 2007 L’Ecole 41 Syrah from the Columbia Valley and see if you can pick up the hint of Grenache in the blend.
5. Blinded by the White…my choice for an interesting white wine is the 2008 CMS Sauvignon Blanc from Hedges Winery. This wine is unlike any Sauvignon Blanc you’ve ever tasted with Chardonnay and Marsanne in the blend giving the wine both a creamy mouthfeel with some nice herbal and spice notes!
Now it’s up to you to taste one of these great wines today and put your palate to the test!