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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.

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  90   
3 available
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2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  92   
JS  92   
JD  92   
WA  91   
WE  91   
2 available
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2013 Betz Family Winery La Cote Patriarche

WA  97   

2018 Delille Cellars Doyenne Metier

JS  94   
ST  92   

2015 Delille Cellars Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

WA  94   
ST  94   
JD  94   
WS  92   
WE  91   

2008 Delille Cellars Harrison Hill

ST  92   

2017 Delille Cellars Red Willow Vineyard Malbec

JS  94   
WA  92   
JD  92   
ST  90+    

2010 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard

WS  91   
12 available
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2011 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard

WA  91   
WS  91   
12 available
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2012 Sheridan Boss Block Cabernet Franc

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2 available
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2013 Sheridan Boss Block Cabernet Franc

2006 Sheridan L'Orage

WA  94   

2004 Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Block Cabernet Franc

WS  91   

2009 Owen Roe Yakima Valley Red

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WE  91   

2009 Owen Roe Yakima Valley Red

WE  91   

2013 Force Majeure Vineyards Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard Collaboration Series V Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

WA  95-97   
ST  90   

2015 Force Majeure Vineyards Parabellum Alluvio

Light label condition issue

JD  94   

2018 Force Majeure Vineyards Parabellum Alluvio

2013 Force Majeure Vineyards Red Mountain Syrah

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WA  97   
WS  94   

2013 Force Majeure Vineyards Red Mountain Syrah

WA  97   
WS  94   

2013 Sleight of Hand Lewis Vineyard Light Years Syrah

Lightly elevated cork

2013 Avennia Oliane Sauvignon Blanc

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ST  91   
WA  90-92   

2013 Avennia Oliane Sauvignon Blanc

ST  91   
WA  90-92   

2011 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard

2007 Mark Ryan Winery Dead Horse

Light label condition issue