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2018 Top Source Columbia Valley Red

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April 28, 2024 - $17



93Vinous / IWC

The palate is wonderfully stony with bright red fruits that mingle with orange rind, umami and pretty pomegranate seed flavors. The salty accents really make this sing.

91James Suckling

...dusty nose, with plums and brambleberries, cured meat and chocolate on offer. Medium-bodied with chalky tannins and juicy red and blue fruit character. Some stony minerality in the end.

91Wine Enthusiast

...beautiful wine. Aromas of blackberries, violets and garrigue are joined by the slightest touch of pickled daikon...plush tannins provide an excellent backdrop for flavors like blueberries, blackcap raspberries, iodine, saline and freshly pulled espresso shots.

91+ Jeb Dunnuck

...earthy, meaty nose of spiced red and black fruits, smoked bacon, ground pepper, and assorted earthy, leathery, iron-like nuances. It leans heavily in the meaty, earthy end of the spectrum and is medium to full-bodied, has good balance, and a reductive, backward vibe...


United States, Oregon, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.