Over the past couple of months, we have been shuttling back and forth between Walla Walla and Seattle. Along the way, we have been visiting winery tasting rooms in Woodinville and the Yakima Valley as well as the Walla Walla Valley. Here's what will be coming up in future issues of the Review of Washington Wines. Some wineries are ones that are new to us and some ones we haven't seen in a while.
Tempus Cellars - Joe Forest's winery has moved to 760 C Street near the airport. Current releases will be reviewed in the July issue.
Truth Teller - This jester themed Woodinville winery has opened a tasting room on Main Street in Walla Walla. Wines will be in the July issue.
William Church - We haven't been to this winery for some time. A superb 2017 Viognier and some impressive 2015 reds will be in the July issue.
Darby Winery - This another Woodinville winery we haven't seen for a couple of years. We tasted the current line up with tasting room manager Denise Alevari. A report will be in July.
Patterson Cellars - I stopped at the Woodinville tasting room and was impressed with the quality/price rations of the wines. Reviews in August.
Gorman Winery - The current releases were tasted at the Hollywood School district, including a superb 2016 Chardonnay and outstanding 2014 reds, to be reviewed in the August issue.
Treveri - We stopped at this sparkling wine producer in Wapato on the way home. The Griebs' bubblies continue to amaze for their value. The Rosé is delightful and the Blanc de Blancs and Geworztraminer also impressive. Best Buys in the July issue.
Bunnell Family Cellar - We stopped at Wine O'Clock in Prosser for lunch and tasted the newly released 2015 Sangiovese, 2014 Mourvèdre, 2013 Lia GSM and the Newhouse Family 2011 Vestige Red. To be in the July issue.
Walter Clore Center - In Prosser, we also visited the Center to do some tasting and picked up some wines from wineries that are new to us and which will be reviewed in August.
Next Week: The Annual Rosé Wine Roundup, Monday, June 11