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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 from Washington state, 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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        • Golden West Pinot Noir 2020  Front Label
          Golden West Pinot Noir 2020
          Pinot Noir from Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Poet's Leap Riesling 2020  Front Label
          Poet's Leap Riesling 2020
          Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020
            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
            • WS88
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          • Substance Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
            Substance Chardonnay 2020
            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2020  Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2020
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Hogue Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
              Hogue Sauvignon Blanc 2020
              Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington
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              • Charles & Charles Rose 2020  Front Label
                Charles & Charles Rose 2020
                Rosé from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                  Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
                  Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • ViNO Rose 2020  Front Label
                  ViNO Rose 2020
                  Rosé from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • Casa Smith Cervo Barbera 2020  Front Label
                  Casa Smith Cervo Barbera 2020
                  Barbera from Washington
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                • Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2020  Front Label
                  Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2020
                  Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • K Vintners Art Den Hoed Viognier 2020  Front Label
                  K Vintners Art Den Hoed Viognier 2020
                  Viognier from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
                  • JS93
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                • L'Ecole 41 Semillon 2020  Front Label
                  L'Ecole 41 Semillon 2020
                  Semillon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • Intrinsic Red Blend 2020  Front Label
                  Intrinsic Red Blend 2020
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2020  Front Label
                    Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2020
                    Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                    • Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese 2020  Front Label
                      Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese 2020
                      Rosé from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                      • Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2020  Front Label
                        Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2020
                        Riesling from Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Jaine Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                          Jaine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                          Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Charles Smith Wines Band of Roses Rose 2020  Front Label
                          Charles Smith Wines Band of Roses Rose 2020
                          Rosé from Washington
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                          • Browne Family Vineyards Bitner Estate Grenache Rose 2020  Front Label
                            Browne Family Vineyards Bitner Estate Grenache Rose 2020
                            Rosé from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                          • Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2020  Front Label
                            Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                            • J. Bookwalter Readers Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                              J. Bookwalter Readers Chardonnay 2020
                              Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                              • Boomtown by Dusted Valley Pinot Gris 2020  Front Label
                                Boomtown by Dusted Valley Pinot Gris 2020
                                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                                • Matthews Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                                  Matthews Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                                  Sauvignon Blanc from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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