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Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.

2018 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  98   
JD  98+    

2001 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Proprietary Red

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RP  94   

2016 Owen Roe Lady Rosa Syrah

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2016 Force Majeure Vineyards Parvata

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JD  96   
WS  94   
WA  93   
JS  93   
ST  92   
WE  92   

2015 Avennia Arnaut Boushey Vineyard Syrah

WA  93+    
WS  92   
ST  91+    
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2015 Avennia Arnaut Boushey Vineyard Syrah

WA  93+    
WS  92   
ST  91+    

2015 Avennia Arnaut Boushey Vineyard Syrah

WA  93+    
WS  92   
ST  91+    

N.V. Mark Ryan Winery Lucia Rose DHC Cabernet Sauvignon

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N.V. Mark Ryan Winery Lucia Rose DHC Cabernet Sauvignon

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N.V. Mark Ryan Winery Lucia Rose DHC Cabernet Sauvignon

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2015 B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Petit Verdot

JD  95   
WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92+    
6 available
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2015 B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah

JS  97   
WA  94   
WE  93   
JD  93   
WS  92   
ST  92+    
3 available
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2017 B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah

JS  94   
JD  94   
WA  92   
ST  92+    
4 available
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2006 Tamarack DuBrul Vineyard Reserve Red

WE  92   

2011 Maison Bleue Jaja

2011 Maison Bleue Jaja

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2017 Syncline Boushey Vineyard Syrah

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2 available
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2006 Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Claret

WS  91   
2 available
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2006 Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Claret

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WS  91   

2013 Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Claret

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2005 Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Company Kestrel Vineyard Deluge