"Sourced from several vineyards, the 2014 Yakima Valley Cabernet from JB Neufeld is a great example of what Washington has to offer. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a big and powerful nose of blackberry and black currant, with some chocolate and baking spice. Fresh, dark fruit flavors blend seamlessly over your palate into a long, spicy and focused finish. This incredibly balanced wine is a great buy at the $30 price point, and would make an excellent addition to your wine rack."
"From old vines in the Dundee Hills, the 2016 Eyrie 'Estate' Pinot Gris greets you with lively, complex aromas of apples, citrus zest, a touch of beeswax and wet gravel. In the mouth, bright citrus flavors along with a touch of creaminess are backed up by an incredible Oregon acidity which leaves you wanting another sip. This will pair well with a cheese spread, appetizers and other small plates."
"The Boedecker Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir draws you in with heavy aromas of sour cherry and cranberry, with undertones of wet earth and mushrooms. On the palate you will find these same red fruit flavors, which lead into a smooth, complex finish. Significant time in seasoned French oak contributes to the complexity and structure of this wine, while also adding a very interesting smoky component on the nose and palate. This could be the perfect choice for your Thanksgiving Dinner, or simply a night in front of the fire this fall."
"This Bordeaux style blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot and Carménère from northern Italy is sure to please a variety of pallets. Although considered their entry level wine, the 2013 Terre di San Leonardo is a great expression of what northern Italy has to offer. After about 30 minutes, this wine begins to open up, providing a lively nose of mainly plum and currant, with some subtle hints of grass, mint and tobacco. The pallet is driven by bold, dark fruit flavors with a spicy and tannic, yet elegant finish. This wine carries with it a typical Italian acidity and structure that will allow for it to continue to evolve over the next several years."