Time to update our favorites!


I have a Featured Picks page on my Web site, Write for Wine, that lists our favorite wines. I created the list at the same time that I created this wine blog in early June.

At that time, our favorite wines were:

Fall Line 2004 Columbia Valley: The blend is 100-percent Cabernet Sauvignon with a soft, velvety texture. This robust wine is one of our favorite cabs ever!

Woodhouse Family Cellars 2002 Maghee Merlot: The 2002 Maghee “Big Boy” Merlot has a succulent rich black cherry fruit, full round soft mouth filling tannins and a smooth lingering finish.

Brian Carter Cellars 1999 Solece:This Bordeaux-Style blend has complex aromas of blackberry, leather, toasted cedar and cassis with a long finish both supple and age-worthy.

Forgeron 2002 Vinfinity:We had the pleasure of tasting this wine recently. Dark aromas and toast on the nose. Luscious flavors of Bing cherry, spice and dark chocolate nuances coat your palate in a silky embrace.

Goose Ridge 2002 Vireo:This luscious red wine has notes of black cherry, licorice and cedar with hints of spice and a long, lingering finish.

Saviah Cellars 2005 The Jack:This wine has appealing aromas of black cherries, raspberries, plum and spices with a touch of oak.

It’s time to update the list. I don’t think I want to remove any of our favorites, although I might replace some with a newer vintage. But I’m sure I want to add some new ones from wineries in Woodinville to Walla Walla. What are your suggestions? C’mon, don’t just send me e-mail! Add your comments here and let’s have a conversation.


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”