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Wahluke Slope

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.

2009 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

2009 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

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2011 Charles Smith K Vintners Northridge Wahluke Slope The Hidden Syrah

WA  95   
ST  93+    

2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Limited Release Wahluke Slope CSM Red

2013 Substance Super Substance Northridge Vineyard Merlot

WA  94+    
WE  93   

2009 Efeste Stone Tree Vineyards Emmy

WA  93   

2010 Efeste Stone Tree Vineyards Emmy

WS  91   
ST  90   

2013 Efeste Stone Tree Vineyards Emmy

WE  91   

2012 Cote Nicault Stone Tree Vineyard Red

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2008 Zephros Cougar Vineyard Syrah

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