80+ wines reviewed below and in the database, including the latest from Anacréon, Avennia, Chehalem, Ghost Hill, Gran Moraine, Iris, J. Bookwalter, Kevin White, King Estate, L’Ecole No. 41, La Rata, LucidWild, Mercer, Mongata, Neher, Nicolas-Jay, Ocelli, Penner-Ash, Rush Lattin, Stoller Family, Top Source, Two Vintners, Vibe, and WillaKenzie.

There’s a bounty of value in the wines reviewed below. Let’s start with two value leaders.

The first is Kevin White. I wrote about the origin story of the winery back in 2012 when the inaugural wines were released. Since then, Kevin White has firmly established itself as one of the highest quality-to-price ratio wineries in the state. The entire portfolio consistently overdelivers. The new releases from the 2022 vintage are shockingly good, with the La Fraternité among the best the winery has made to date.

The second is a newcomer, Top Source. I wrote a feature article about the winery late last year. Top Source’s new 2021 Syrah and Syrah-Grenache are the highest quality wines you will find on the shelf at their respective price points. These are wines to seek out and horde.

Then there is a Washington stalwart, L’Ecole. The winery offers a Merlot for the ages with 2021 wine from Walla Walla Valley. Meanwhile, the L’Ecole 2021 Columbia Valley Merlot is absurdly good for $27.

The J. Bookwalter Readers wines are, year in year out, pound-for-pound some of the highest quality wines coming out of the Pacific Northwest in their price category. The Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah reviewed below all overdeliver.

Finally, we have some terrific values from King Estate. The winery offers two exceptionally priced Pinot Gris. They also have two delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs at more than reasonable tariffs.

Full reviews below.

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