Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington's flagship winery, is nearly as old as I am. That means I've had a lot of years to be able to taste wines from the Woodinville behemoth.
The grape: Sauvignon Blanc
The grape: Syrah
The grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend or visa versa.
The grape: Riesling for all occasions.
Finding bargain-priced wines among gold-medal awards may seem like a foolish pursuit for old Bargain Bob, but I've come up with some dandy nuggets.
Bargain Bob is practicing a bit of home cooking this time with two wineries less that five miles from his front door.
The Spokane region wineries are a small, tight-knit group. Many are downtown, and it is a wine community where prices haven't gone though the roof.
Bargain Bob is always willing to go that extra mile to find cheap but good wines. This time, he's in Prosser, Wash.
In this unending time of increasing prices for almost everything, ol' Bargain Bob is more relevant than ever.
Bargain Bob traditionally gets excited when he finds a wine under $10, so how come he's all energized by a red wine that costs around $20?
Bargain Bob is at his parsimonious best this time, finding real bargain wines in Prosser, considered by many as the cradle of the Washington wine industry.