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Unique & Elegant Washington Wines from Zero One Vintners

Zero One Vintners is a Washington winery we love. They make boutique wines using grapes from the Columbia and Walla Walla Valleys. The name “Zero One” stems from the owners’ approach to starting the winery: it was a leap of faith, the start of something from nothing, from none to one. With playful labels and and excellent flavor, these wines might make you want to hit the sauce.

Producer: Zero One Vintners
Varietal: 72% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Region: Columbia Valley, Oregon
Price: $11.99

This merlot-based red blend is soft, silky, and versatile. It could be your new favorite porch pounder or the bottle you break out for guests. With layers of chocolatey black cherry and plum and hints of mineral and spice, it’s no surprise Sauce is a Gold Medal winner in the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the 2013 vintage has a Wine Spectator rating of 90 points.  

2014 Golden Delicious Riesling
Producer: Zero One Vintners
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region: Columbia Valley, Oregon<
Price: $12.99

Riesling grapes, not apples, grown exclusively at Evergreen Vineyard give this white its bright, lively flavor. Fruity and aromatic, Golden Delicious finishes just off-dry. Zero One Vintners produced 336 cases, best for drinking now through 2018.

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.