The winemaking trifecta is grape + soil + climate. How does this translate to the wine in your glass? Get the answer as winemaker Elizabeth Vianna of Chimney Rock talks terroir and Stags Leap Cabernet.
After the fires, winemakers are researching smoke effects, cleaning up and opening tasting rooms. MaryAnn Worobiec met Will Jarvis at his beautiful winery-in-a-cave and discussed the point in the winemaking process that smoke might become evident.
The Washington wine industry has been transformed since 1967, the year that Ch. Ste. Michelle first produced wine from European grape varieties. CEO Ted Baseler recounts the landmark moments as he talks with Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews.
What can you expect to find in your glass of WA wine? What makes WA wines unique? Learn the key styles as Ch. Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau and Wine Spectator's Gloria Frazee taste three benchmarks, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.