List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Washington Wine

Learn about Washington wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
13 Items
13 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Washington
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Standard (750ml)
13 Items
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2001
    Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP87
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 16 99
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2001 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP95
    • WS91
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
    Try the 2013 Vintage 89 99
    69 99
    69 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Hogue Genesis Viognier 2001
    Viognier from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE87
    • RP86
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    17 99
    17 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Col Solare  2001 Front Label
    Col Solare 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WS91
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $72.99
    Try the
    72 99
    72 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP96
    • WE95
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $209.97
    Try the 2017 Vintage 179 97
    209 97
    209 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2001 Front Label
    Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP98
    • WS96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $319.00
    Try the
    319
    319
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2001 Front Label
    Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    99 99
    99 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2001 Front Label
    Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2001
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • W&S91
    • RP91
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $58.99
    Try the 2015 Vintage 39 99
    58 99
    58 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2001
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP88
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $14.99
    Try the
    14 99
    14 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2001 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $54.99
    Try the 2014 Vintage 74 99
    54 99
    54 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • DeLille Chaleur Estate Red 2001 Front Label
    DeLille Chaleur Estate Red 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    59 99
    59 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Leonetti Merlot 2001 Front Label
    Leonetti Merlot 2001
    Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WS92
    • WE92
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $85.00
    Try the 2019 Vintage 109
    85
    85
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • DeLille Harrison Hill Red 2001 Front Label
    DeLille Harrison Hill Red 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP93
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $71.99
    Try the
    71 99
    71 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...