The Seattle Times
March 16, 2018

Doug Charles of Compass Wines will address the age-old question: Are Washington wines meant to last?

IT CAN BE argued that for a region to be taken seriously on the global wine stage, it must prove it can make wines with longevity.

Thus raises the eternal question: Do Washington wines have what it takes for the long haul, or are they flimsy pretenders that disintegrate after a few years in the cellar?

As I’ve thought about this, I realize that the three greatest wines I’ve ever tasted were ports, one of which was more than a century old. That says something to me about the endurance of wines from Portugal. For France, Bordeaux’s reputation is arguably built on the fact that its wines actually can taste better after aging 50 years.>>>Read the entire article featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery and DeLille Cellars on The Seattle Times