I'll start out by admitting my bias. Northwest Cellars is my personal favorite local winery. There, I said it. And its not because the tasting room in Kirkland is a convenient, beautiful place to taste wine, relax, and chat with interesting folks; although it is all of those things. Its not because Bob Delf, the winery owner, is one hell of a guy, down to earth, knows his wine, and is a great friend.
Again - Bob is all of those things as well. Really what it comes down to is really quite simple. The wine DELIVERS. Unpretentious, flavor-full, and enjoyable on every level.