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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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  • Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2013 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2013
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2014 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2014  Front Label
      Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2014
      Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
        Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2015  Front Label
        Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2015
        Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2015  Front Label
        Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2015
        Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Saggi  2015 Front Label
        Saggi 2015
        Other Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Gramercy Cellars Lower East Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
        Gramercy Cellars Lower East Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
          Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
          Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Spring Valley Uriah 2015  Front Label
          Spring Valley Uriah 2015
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
          Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
          Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Gramercy Cellars The Third Man GSM 2016 Front Label
          Gramercy Cellars The Third Man GSM 2016
          Rhone Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Substance Vineyard Collection Powerline Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
          Substance Vineyard Collection Powerline Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • K Vintners Guido Sangiovese 2016  Front Label
          K Vintners Guido Sangiovese 2016
          Sangiovese from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2016  Front Label
          Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Chester-Kidder  2016  Front Label
          Chester-Kidder 2016
          Other Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016  Front Label
            Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
            Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • K Vintners River Rock Syrah 2016  Front Label
            K Vintners River Rock Syrah 2016
            Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2016  Front Label
            Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2016
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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