Good lord, it’s like 95 degrees and humid in Seattle. This is the kind of weather that sent me running from Chicago. Sitting in my kiln of an apartment, I cannot imagine drinking red wine.*
What you need are low alcohol, crisp, unoaked wines. Like Whidbey Island Whites! I drank some of the Siegerrebe and I am continually charmed by these wines. It’s about as local as you can possibly drink here in Seattle. The Island White is great, too. Right now I have the Madeline Angevine, which is dry. The other two have a touch of sweetness that is lovely. And the nose of the Siegerrebe is oh-so-pretty; what a lovely wine.
Click on the title of this post for more info. Whidbey Island Winery is also a lovely, idyllic place to visit. The vineyards and the people are as charming as the wine.
*Ok, maybe a Cru Beaujolais.