I must also comment on a white wine I had while stopping in Seattle on my way north. Hudson Shah reisling was just what I needed after a very long flight from the east coast. Hudson Shah is produced in Washington State and is made of 100% reisling. It was straw yellow in color and had hints of honeysuckle and pear on the nose. Peach and pear flavors were nicely refreshing combined with mineral notes and pleasing acidity. This wine is available for under $11 in Washington State at retail and is also available at many high end restaurants in select cities including many of my favorites here in NYC.
So far I am extremely impressed with the wines I have tried from this region. I am really looking forward to my next trip and to trying more wines that BC and Washington have to offer.