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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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  • Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah 2017  Front Label
    K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Aquilini Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Aquilini Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Andrew Will Winery Two Blondes Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Two Blondes Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • K Vintners Charlotte 2017  Front Label
    K Vintners Charlotte 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Substance Vineyard Collection Jack's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Substance Vineyard Collection Jack's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE90
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  • Mercer Bros. Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Mercer Bros. Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE91
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  • Merf Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Merf Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
      Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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      • Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
        Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Andrew Will Winery Cabernet Franc 2017  Front Label
          Andrew Will Winery Cabernet Franc 2017
          Cabernet Franc from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Substance Vineyard Collection Klein Bx Blend 2017  Front Label
            Substance Vineyard Collection Klein Bx Blend 2017
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Gramercy Cellars Lower East Syrah 2017  Front Label
            Gramercy Cellars Lower East Syrah 2017
            Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
            • W&S94
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          • Hogue Genesis Merlot 2017  Front Label
            Hogue Genesis Merlot 2017
            Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Force Majeure Epinette 2017  Front Label
              Force Majeure Epinette 2017
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Mullan Road Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
              Mullan Road Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
              • TP93
              • WE91
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            • Gramercy Cellars Olsen Vineyard Rose 2017 Front Label
              Gramercy Cellars Olsen Vineyard Rose 2017
              Rosé from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Cedar + Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
              Cedar + Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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              • Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2017  Front Label
                Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2017
                Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
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