The March issue of the Review of Washington Wines goes on line Wednesday, February 24. There will be a lot that is new: new vintages, new wineries, the first of the season rosés and more. Over 60 wines will be reviewed. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, wine tasting has been outside. Only recently has limited indoor tasting been permitted in locales with proper ventilation. So all the wines I have been tasting were picked up or shipped. Here's what's coming up.

The March issue will include Winter releases from the Walla Walla Valley, including new vintages from Amavi Cellars, Dama Wines, Kontos Cellars, Bergevin Lane and Basel Cellars. Wines from other Downtown Walla Walla tasting rooms include K Vintners, Browne Family Vineyards and Cotes de Ciel. There are nine recent releases from Kerloo Cellars in Seattle's SODO district. New on Lake Chelan is Amos Rome Vineyards on Wapato Point on the North Shore. Also new is Whole Picture a new brand from Hard Row to Hoe on the Chelan North Shore. There is a virtual visit to the Yakima Valley with wines from Owen Roe and Fortuity Cellars. There will be Highly Recommended wines from Kontos Cellars and Kerloo. Also included are first of the season rosés from the Renegade Wine Co, SMAK Wines and Brook & Bull.

Also noteworthy is that there will be twelve new wines from the Cabernet Franc grape, including white and sparkling ones as well as reds, which shows how versatile the variety is. This will be the topic of the February 24 Blog posting along with the March issue.