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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.

2017 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

JS  98   
JD  97   
WA  96   
4 available
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2017 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

JS  98   
JD  97   
WA  96   
3 available
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2017 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

Light label condition issue

JS  98   
JD  97   
WA  96   

2012 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

WA  99   
WS  95   

2012 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

Light label condition issue

WA  99   
WS  95   

2013 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

WA  98   
WS  95   
3 available
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2014 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

VN  94   
3 available
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2015 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

2 available
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2018 Charles Smith K Vintners Royal City Syrah

JD  98   

2013 Reynvaan In the Hills Syrah

WS  94   
WA  92   
VN  91   
2 available
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2014 Reynvaan In the Hills Syrah

WA  94   

2012 Long Shadows Chester Kidder

WA  94   
ST  92   

2005 Long Shadows Saggi

WA  92   
ST  91+    
WE  90   

1999 Woodward Canyon Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WS  92   
ST  91+    

2008 Woodward Canyon Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WA  94   

2012 Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WA  94-96   
VN  91+    

2012 Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WA  94-96   
VN  91+    

2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle - Dr. Loosen Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling

375ml

WS  98   
ST  93   

2000 Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Red

WS  90   

2002 Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Red

1998 Andrew Will Ciel Du Cheval Merlot

Light label condition issue

WA  90   
ST  90   
3 available
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1999 Andrew Will Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

2 available
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2002 Sineann Block One Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

ST  91+    
4 available
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2002 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  90   
2 available
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2005 Col Solare

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; signed bottle

WA  94   
WS  93   
ST  90