As I write this from my apartment in Seattle, the rain falls. The forecast is for the snow level to drop down to 6,500 feet tonight. Where has our summer gone? August is typically the most reliably good month of the year for weather here. Not so this year.

In an attempt to beckon summer back, I will be spending the next few days focusing on Washington whites, with a brief detour to the Lost River Winery which I visited the weekend before last following a rained out climbing trip.

Keep those August virtual tasting notes coming. My thanks to Pauly and the anonymous poster for sending their notes in.