2018 Gewurztraminer, $17.50
When done right, in the Alsatian style, this is one of my favorite whites, and this one is done right. Bone-dry with a lively, spicy melon and peach nose, it's backed with rose petal, lychee, clove, and cardamon. Bright citrus flavors lead off with ginger-laced orange fruit, while the long, crisp finish is marked by subtle spice and lime zest.
2017 Soigne, $20.00
Roses made in a light, lean style, rushed to market soon after harvest are all the thing right now. This blend of Grenache and Mourvedre isn't one of those. Extended time on the lees has added depth and weight to a wine filled with ripe cherry and berry flavors, and a crisp finish. A serious take on a rose style drinks beautifully now.
2016 Le Compere, $30.00
A blend of Idaho Syrah and Cabernet Franc with Washington Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon, this cool, fermented red is light and lively with intoxicating black cherry and plum aromas. You get more of the same on the supple palate along with notes of flint and mineral. With apologies to Guy Fieri, this is the real deal - one of the best Northwest reds I've tasted.