Take an hour, step out of America for a while, and slide into a tiny Euro-style glen where great things are being done with so little fanfare that it’s almost a secret. Olalla Winery is The Real Deal.
Spanish Grenache has a life and verve and even terroir notes that frequently leaves its northern cousins gasping for air – and at prices that are usually a mere fraction of the French stickers.
Concannon Vineyards is one of the most emphatic and pleasurable shocks I’ve been given in my last ten years as a wine writer
Doug McCrea has earned the respect of winemakers across this entire country, has made an extraordinary and incalculable contribution to whatever Washington wine has evolved into, here in 2018.