Washington State is the second largest wine producer in the country. With over 650 wineries, Washington produces 20 million gallons of wine per year. Wow! Washington Wines are also major players in the international wine community. Washington first became well known for their domination in Merlot, but now they have a variety of stand-outs across the board – Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay.
Nine Washington State Wines top the list, including two Cabernet Sauvignon selections. The following is an abbreviated of that list. I picked two staples first; a Chardonnay and a Merlot, followed by a Riesling and a Syrah.
This Chardonnay mingles apple, pear and melon aromas, and it’s a crisp, bull-bodied white wine.
This is a beautifully balanced off-dry Riesling.
This Syrah is a delicate blend of cherry, mint, and clove, and has a full rich finish.