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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

Awesome winery experience on the outskirts of Woodinville, with Yakima estate fruit. Greeted by a Cleveland girl in a Brown's jersey! Nikki was very knowledgeable, and then the owner Papa Danny came over. We bought the most wine from one place in our whole trip, so that's how much we liked them.We first liked their estate Syrah call Emmy, but then had Ceideigh (Kay-leigh) and loved it. The winemaker said said it was made with natural yeast which works out slower than wine made with a added yeast. Danny says grapes stay on the skins longer and so have depth and complexity. We also liked Big Papa, all

Woodinville is a crazy busy area for multiple tasting rooms congested into small retail spaces competing for parking. All wineries were packed, so if you can, avoid on weekends. Thanks to Glen who fit us in to Delille who holds the distinction of all rated wines above 90 pts eight years straight. We found the wine similar to the big reds throughout Washington (ie, red mtn), in that they featured bright red fruit with huge tannins and acidity. We liked the Chenin Blanc (bright lemon) and Roussane (light lemon). We bought the Doyenne, which was made for the winemaker's wedding and guests encouraged ongoing production. Delille consistently uses liberal oak on

Close to the ferry this is a stop that I'm sure pleasures many island growers. Sean took care of us and showed us a number of their products.Like we learned at spoiled dog there is a grape that this island produces that unique called Siegerrepe (see photo), this is very similar to a Riesling with a lemon curd taste. They also presented a Pinot Gris, Dolcetto, Cab Franc, sangiovese, Malbec and primitivo. We like the ladder in definitely took a bottle with us, so thanks Sean for opening it.

During the winter frost and fog heading up 14,000 feet to Columbia Crest,they literally are on the verge of the river and at the Crest at top of a hill.It was worth the effort when you turn the corner and see this huge yellow vintage building and the property which is massive.with over 2 million cases of wine a year this is the largest production of wine. Further over 90% of the grapes come from the Columbia Valley area in this state.yes this Columbia Christian Chateau st. Michelle are mass production houses but they do have a reserve product line that can be obtained here through the wine

Nice small tasting room in shared retail space.We had already purchased the viognier at the core educational center.Classic Washington taste. Known for ? percent cab rose that was interesting.A Selina Mechelle (winemakers grandmother) fortified orange Muscat was fruity yet sweet with 18% alcohol. Lively and fun.Three flavors in sticking to the higher Washington acidity palate.

Amazing experience here because it was not just wine it was educational because we got to meet the winemaker, and our wine tasting person was an expert as well.This place was one of the most award-winning in the reds which causes to come here. Lovely facility with a restaurant so we got to have lunch too. Never had bacon and crusted dates infused with cheese and they were amazing.The theme was literature, with wine name such as chapters, protagonist, conflict.One of the things we learned us why 2015 was a great year and white merlot and cab taste different in Washington versus a thousand miles away in Napa.

Guided expertly by Kirk through the wines this was a artful experience at a glass and wine facility. They can ship to us through Tremonte in Ohio and we found a number of products that were lovely. They produce the number 1 Rose in the State, winning State best 12/13, including 6 times something called the "pink sweepstakes" which means winning best of class in every award category. It was a crisp and enjoyable sangiovese product. We particularly enjoyed a product that they called Cote du Rob, a twist on Cote du Rhone. The Granache and mourvedre produced a easy-drinking yummy taste and we bought a couple. Particularly beautiful was the Red

This was a winery experience we did not like.  The place was recommended by a number of people and so we stopped. Compared to the upscale facilities, this was a very rustic place. Unique in that they're very much into Pearl jam and heavy metal, and sleight-of-hand is a song. Records were everywhere and it was unique. Our server was upbeat but very distractible and kept disappearing.The taste were exactly what we've been experiencing already which were high acid and tannins, but light fruit. We left when they selected a record of heavy metal music, but really we were at pallet fatigue.

Up in the southern Valley of Walla Walla and a long drive to find a couple of wineries.  Extremely overcast foggy day with frost all over all growth so it shows us the cool times. They explained that there were many days of hundred degrees and then drop cold at night with frost. That's what we're seeing. The fog inversion apparently it's pretty common too. The wines are classic to Washington -- high acidity, red to black fruit which state bright. I attribute that to cool nights keeping down grape ripening into darker black fruit. They stay acidic but have high tannins and deep burgundy color. Everything at Northstar