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Columbia Valley Wine Washington

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A large and geographically diverse AVA capable of producing a wide variety of wine styles, the Columbia Valley AVA is home to 99% of Washington state’s total vineyard area. A small section of the AVA even extends into northern Oregon!

Because of its size, it is necessarily divided into several distinctive sub-AVAs, including Walla Walla Valley and Yakima Valley—which are both further split into smaller, noteworthy appellations. A region this size will of course have varied microclimates, but on the whole it experiences extreme winters and long, hot, dry summers. Frost is a common risk during winter and spring. The towering Cascade mountain range creates a rain shadow, keeping the valley relatively rain-free throughout the entire year, necessitating irrigation from the Columbia River. The lack of humidity combined with sandy soils allows for vines to be grown on their own rootstock, as phylloxera is not a serious concern.

Red wines make up the majority of production in the Columbia Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant variety here, where it produces wines with a pleasant balance of dark fruit and herbs. Wines made from Merlot are typically supple, with sweet red fruit and sometimes a hint of chocolate or mint. Syrah tends to be savory and Old-World-leaning, with a wide range of possible fruit flavors and plenty of spice. The most planted white varieties are Chardonnay and Riesling. These range in style from citrus and green apple dominant in cooler sites, to riper, fleshier wines with stone fruit flavors coming from the warmer vineyards.

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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • J. Bookwalter Readers Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
      J. Bookwalter Readers Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • K Vintners King Coal 2016 Front Label
      K Vintners King Coal 2016
      Other Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • K Vintners Cattle King Syrah 2016  Front Label
      K Vintners Cattle King Syrah 2016
      Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • L'Ecole 41 Ferguson Estate Red 2016  Front Label
      L'Ecole 41 Ferguson Estate Red 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2018  Front Label
      Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2018
      Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2013 Front Label
      Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2013
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • B. Leighton Petit Verdot 2015 Front Label
      B. Leighton Petit Verdot 2015
      Petit Verdot from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Nine Hats Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
      Nine Hats Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
      Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
      Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache 2013 Front Label
        No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache 2013
        Grenache from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
        Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
        Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • K Vintners Powerline Syrah 2016  Front Label
        K Vintners Powerline Syrah 2016
        Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
        Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah 2016  Front Label
        K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah 2016
        Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Poet's Leap Riesling 2017 Front Label
        Poet's Leap Riesling 2017
        Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • K Vintners The Boy Grenache 2016  Front Label
        K Vintners The Boy Grenache 2016
        Grenache from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Figgins Estate Red Wine 2015  Front Label
        Figgins Estate Red Wine 2015
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Cayuse The Lovers 2016  Front Label
        Cayuse The Lovers 2016
        Other Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Columbia Winery Red Blend 2016  Front Label
        Columbia Winery Red Blend 2016
        Other Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Januik Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Januik Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • K Vintners Royal City Syrah 2016  Front Label
          K Vintners Royal City Syrah 2016
          Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • B. Leighton Gratitude 2016  Front Label
          B. Leighton Gratitude 2016
          Rhone Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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