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The Best Washington Wines
Washington wine tends to fly under the radar of the average winelover, but the state is doing some exciting things with both red and white varieties. It is also the second largest producer of wine in the United States.
Riesling, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are almost universally lovely from this region. It doesn't end there; however, thanks to the unique conditions just about every variety thrives. We've recently been extremely impressed with Malbec and Syrah on the red side as well as white varieties like Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
Columbia Valley covers 99% of the vineyard area in the state of Washington and offers a fascinating study in what wine geeks like to call "terroir". Terroir is a French term associated with wine that means a "sense of place". It essentially refers to the special conditions of a specific place. These conditions can include climate, soil type, and even unique plant characteristics.
In the Columbia Valley the terroir includes conditions like 300 days of sunshine a year and a desert-like annual rainfall of just 6–10 inches. (This is due to the rain shadow effect from the Cascade Mountains.) The area also boasts a 40 degree diurnal shift, which is the difference between daytime and night time temperatures. Large differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures are wonderful for growing grapes.
Columbia Valley also has extremely unique soil types caused by the Missoula Floods during the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. These soils allow vines to thrive and also impart unique mineral characteristics to the grapes.
Read on for our list of The Best Washington Wine Under $20!
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Classic Northern Rhone style Syrah from Walla Walla Valley and the Wahluke Slope at an incredible discount for just one day, the Bergevin … [Read more...]
Unheard of savings (almost 50%) on an elegant and delicious Walla Walla Valley Cab, the Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. A limited time … [Read more...]
Welcome back to Syrah Nirvana! Save over $65 on the Amavi Cellars Syrah from the Walla Walla Valley until Friday 11/13 at … [Read more...]
Costco delivers a Red Mountain Cab at an unheard of price, the North Forty-Six Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Red … [Read more...]
Crisp, bubbly and lip-smackingly good, the SR262 Sparkling Rosé. A sparkling rosé made from 100% Syrah from the Buckshot vineyard in … [Read more...]
If you like your Cabernet extra oaky, this is the wine for you, the Trader Joe's Reserve Columbia Valley Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
Seriously delicious Cab from Washington State, the Goose Ridge g3 Cabernet Sauvignon. Bulk Buy! 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and … [Read more...]
More delicious wine from the Wahluke Slope, the Seven Falls Rapids Red. 59% Syrah, 35% Merlot and 6% Cinsaut from the Mrachek, King … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy! The Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux, a favorite $10 red blend. A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and other red varietals from … [Read more...]
The Collusion Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Josh Phelps and Grounded Wine Co. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec and 1% Merlot … [Read more...]
A solid six dollar Riesling from Aldi for those that like them on the sweeter side, the Crestwood Barrel Riesling. Riesling from … [Read more...]