September 15, 2018

As a general rule I would contend that wines costing under $10 range from blah to outright plonk; from $10-$20, which the wine industry considers its “premium” category, there are some remarkably good values. But it is in the price range of $20 to $30 that you not only find bargains but very good varietals and blends as well. By bargains I mean wines that in other bottles from other estates might cost $50 or more for the same quality, which is especially true of California Chardonnays.

So when I sat down over dinner at Palm Too steakhouse in Manhattan with Josh Lawrence, proprietor of Gård Vintners in Royal City, Washington, and his winemaker, Aryn Morell, I was both delighted by the samples they brought that cost $22 to $35 and happy to see how Washington State wines are getting more justified recognition.>>>Read the entire article on Forbes