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March 2019

I decided an overall summary of what I learned in Washington would be useful. Washington is known for apples.  Now that I’ve traversed the state tasting their wine, the apple profile is similar to the wine.  A ripe Red Delicious apple has sweetness with tart fruit taste, and so does the standard Washington wine. There’s a sweet-tart type of taste to all the wines. Like Oregon, the wines are very bright, acidic, and crisp. The fruit is underneath and rarely with fruit-forward intensity. Fruit flavors are commonly bright cherry, bright raspberry, or citrusy lime and lemon, pineapple and granny smith apples. I learned that the red profile is unique.  Cabernets from