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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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  • Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
    Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Eroica Riesling 2019  Front Label
    Eroica Riesling 2019
    Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Casa Smith Cinghiale Sangiovese 2019  Front Label
    Casa Smith Cinghiale Sangiovese 2019
    Sangiovese from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • L'Ecole 41 Semillon 2019  Front Label
    L'Ecole 41 Semillon 2019
    Semillon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Golden West Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
    Golden West Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • DeLille Chaleur Blanc 2019  Front Label
    DeLille Chaleur Blanc 2019
    Bordeaux White Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • RP92
    • WW92
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  • Borne of Fire Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Borne of Fire Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Leonetti Merlot 2019  Front Label
    Leonetti Merlot 2019
    Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • POPUP Sparkling Wine 2019  Front Label
    POPUP Sparkling Wine 2019
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    3.4 21 Ratings
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