Jones of Washington 2015 Rosé of Syrah, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $14

Best Buy! As good as winemaker Victor Palencia is with white wines, he might even be better with classic dry rosés. In fact, his pink wines are among the best you’ll find in the Pacific Northwest. The grapes for this superb example come from the cool Ancient Lakes region, and…

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Airfield Estates 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley, $15

Best Buy! Marcus Miller spearheads the wine production for this fourth-generation farming family in the Yakima Valley near the town of Prosser, and he expertly managed a historically hot vintage, pulling his Sauvignon Blanc in time to preserve the all-important food-friendly acidity in this white Bordeaux variety. Aromas of Uncola,…

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Hinman Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $15

Best Buy! Doyle Hinman launched this Eugene winery in 1979, and second-generation vintner Liz Chambers continues to honor his legacy with this expressive and consumer-minded Pinot Noir from a vintage that allowed her to increase production by nearly 50 percent from the 2013 edition. Aromas of Dr Pepper, raspberry, saddle…

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Waterbrook Winery 2015 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $13

Best Buy! Walla Walla winemaker John Freeman and his team spotlight Precept estate site Canyon Vineyard Ranch near Prosser, Wash., for this Pinot Gris that’s not shy of personality. The nose of Ambrosia Salad, honeydew melon, Mandarin orange and facial powder ushers in flavors of Asian pear, citrus and kiwi…

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Lone Birch 2015 Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $12

Best Buy! This second label for the Miller family furthers its reputation for consistent quality and everyday pricing with the latest release with Chardonnay off the home base for Airfield Estates. Inviting aromas of starfruit, Juicy Fruit gum, Lemonhead candy and jasmine transition to up-front and smooth flavors of starfruit…

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Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $14

Best Buy! Using grapes from estate vineyards on the warm Wahluke Slope, winemaker Victor Palencia continues to show his skills as one of Washington’s finest white wine producers. This opens with intriguing aromas of lemon bar and orange zest, followed by flavors of crisp lime and lemon, all backed by…

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Airfield Estates 2015 Sweet Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15

Best Buy! Marcus Miller, a product of Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking school, grows 27 varieties across nearly 900 acres of vines on his family’s estate near Prosser, Wash. That gives him the flexibility to develop Riesling in a variety of ways, including this in an off-dry style the German…

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Sagelands Vineyard 2015 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $10

Best Buy! Precept’s Canyon Vineyard Ranch near in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Wash., a 300-acre site formerly known as Snipes Canyon Ranch, takes this Pinot Gris down a trail with a brisk approach. Fruity aromas of Bosc pear, starfruit, jicama and minerality lead to more tart flavors of Asian…

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Ross Andrew Winery 2013 The Huntsman Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $15

Best Buy! Ross Andrew Mickel labeled this bargain Cabernet Sauvignon “The Huntsman,” and it clearly hits the mark at any price. It displays aromas and flavors of blackberries, John Robertson raspberries and cassis, then finishes with restrained tannins and a bit of chocolate. This earned a gold medal at the…

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House Wine 2013 Mountain Merlot, American, $10

Best Buy! Precept’s Original House Wine project, founded by Washington iconoclast Charles Smith, goes a bit beyond the state for its Mountain Merlot. Complex aromas of warm blackberry cobbler and plum include red bell pepper, cinnamon bark, vanilla extract and chalkboard dust. There’s also a pinch of oregano, a sign…

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