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An important winegrowing state increasingly recognized for its high-quality reds and whites, Washington ranks second in production in the U.S. after California. Washington wines continue to gain well-deserved popularity as they garner higher and higher praise from critics and consumers alike.

Washington winemakers draw inspiration mainly from Napa Valley, Bordeaux and the Rhône as well as increasingly from other regions like Spain and Italy. Most viticulture takes place on the eastern side of the state—an arid desert in the rain shadow of the Cascade mountains. Irrigation is made possible by the Columbia River. Temperatures are extreme, with hot and dry summers and cold winters, during which frost can be a risk.

Washington’s wine industry was initially built on Merlot, which remains an important variety to this day, despite having been overtaken in acreage planted by Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Bordeaux blends and Rhône blends are common as well as single varietal bottlings. Washington reds tend to express a real purity of concentrated fruit. The best examples have a bold richness, seamless texture, plush or powdery tannins and flavors such as licorice, herb, forest floor, espresso and dark chocolate.

In terms of white wine, Riesling is the state’s major success story, producing crisp, aromatic examples with plenty of stone fruit that range from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc perform nicely here as well, and Viognier is beginning to pick up steam.

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  • Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Cayuse En Cerise Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Cayuse En Cerise Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2011 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • RP93
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  • Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache 2011 Front Label
    Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache 2011
    Grenache from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP97
    • WE95
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  • Cayuse Widowmaker Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
    Cayuse Widowmaker Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP95
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  • K Vintners The Hidden Syrah 2011 Front Label
    K Vintners The Hidden Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Cayuse Impulsivo Tempranillo 2011 Front Label
    Cayuse Impulsivo Tempranillo 2011
    Tempranillo from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP97
    • WE94
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  • J. Bookwalter Protagonist 2011 Front Label
    J. Bookwalter Protagonist 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • RP90
    • WE90
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  • Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz 2011 Front Label
    Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto 2011 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP92
    • WE92
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  • Pirouette  2011 Front Label
    Pirouette 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP93
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  • Andrew Will Winery Sorella (375ML half-bottle) 2011 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Sorella (375ML half-bottle) 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • W&S95
    • RP93
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  • Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata 2011 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
    • WE92
    • W&S92
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  • Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
    Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Sequel Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Sequel Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
    • TP91
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  • Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2011 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Betz Family Winery Besoleil 2011 Front Label
    Betz Family Winery Besoleil 2011
    Rhone Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP91
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  • Betz Family Winery La Cote Rousse Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Betz Family Winery La Cote Rousse Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Betz Family Winery La Serenne Syrah 2011 Front Label
    Betz Family Winery La Serenne Syrah 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard 2011 Front Label
    Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard 2011
    Malbec from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP95
    • WE92
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  • Leonetti Merlot 2011 Front Label
    Leonetti Merlot 2011
    Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • RP93
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  • Leonetti Sangiovese 2011 Front Label
    Leonetti Sangiovese 2011
    Sangiovese from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP90
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  • Leonetti Reserve 2011 Front Label
    Leonetti Reserve 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WS94
    • RP93
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  • Pedestal Merlot 2011 Front Label
    Pedestal Merlot 2011
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
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