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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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  • Leonetti Reserve 2008 Front Label
    Leonetti Reserve 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • L'Ecole 41 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee 2008 Front Label
    L'Ecole 41 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2008 Front Label
    Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2008 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2008
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  • Col Solare  2008 Front Label
    Col Solare 2008
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  • Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2008 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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