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Sean P. Sullivan

2019 Tour Guide

Reviewed Wineries

Veraison, the changing of color of the grapes, has begun in the Columbia Valley.

Ryan Driver, vineyard manager at Tertulia Cellars, reported seeing veraison in Tempranillo at Riviere Galets Vineyard in the Rocks District on July 18th. Driver noted veraison occurred in this variety last year on July 25th.

Saviah Cellars noted the same at Watermill Estate Vineyard on that same date. Meanwhile in the Lake Chelan appellation, Don Phelps at Hard Row to Hoe saw veraison in Pinot Noir on July19th.

It can only mean one thing: harvest is not far off!

Picture courtesy of Tertulia Cellars.

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Below are my Wine Enthusiast reviews for July 2019. Wines are listed alphabetically by winery. Read additional information on how I review wines here. All of these reviews are freely available on-line at the Wine Enthusiast Buying GuideSee previous Wine Enthusiast reviews re-published in this space here. Search Wine Enthusiast's on-line database here. Read instructions on how to find Washington wine reviews at Wine Enthusiast here.

86 wines reviewed in the July issue of Wine Enthusiast.

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Pardon the interruption from our regularly scheduled program but...

The Emerald City’s restaurant scene has exploded in the last decade. There are scores of new places making top quality food, with well thought out menus, carefully curated wine lists, excellent service (okay, I exaggerate), and beautiful décor. But while Seattle’s culinary establishments have raced into the 21st century, the music selection at many of these restaurants is stuck in the past.

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See my Washington Wine Report Tasting Note Database. Read an explanation of the fields here. FINAL UPDATE 6/13/2015. See current Wine Enthusiast reviews here.

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