The production of wine grapes set another Washington state record this year, increasing 16 percent from last year's record.
The family has owned the David Fulton vineyard and winery (which makes only petite sirah) since the first grapes were planted in 1860.
The varietal is in wide use but has not claimed a following outside these borders, perhaps simply due to the small amounts produced.
The bistro has earned its place as a beacon of hospitality for those making the long slog from Yakima to the Tri-Cities and beyond.
Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt looks for signs of that something extra in the bottle.
The Limari Valley is six hours north of Santiago (by car), just west of the Atacama Desert, reputedly the driest place on Earth.