Kitsap Sun
August 4, 2017

The 6th Annual Washington Wine Awards event was held last week. About 40 wineries were pouring with some wonderful bites presented by local restaurants. It was a heavenly event.

So what did I learn? Well, grab a glass of wine and pull up a chair as I tell you about some of my favorites that evening.

A new find was the Ashren 2016 Columbia Valley and 2014 Celilo Vineyard Chard. Winemaker Chris Gorman sources his grapes from some of the best vineyards — Conner Lee, Boushey and Celilo. While rather high at 14.4 percent alcohol, you couldn’t taste it, it was so well balanced. Both spent 9 months in neutral oak also contributing to the fullness and balance>>>Read entire article featuring Airfield Estates, Dusted Valley, Sparkman Cellars on The Kitsap Sun