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The Columbia Valley AVA is Washington’s all-encompassing region with some 11 million acres of land in all. Included within its confines are six other American Viticultural Areas (AVA) including Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Wahluke Slope. The Columbia Gorge and Puget Sound AVAs are the only appellations in Washington that fall outside of its borders. Despite the number of sub-appellations within its boundaries, there is the potential for further AVA development. The most significant places where the Columbia Valley is the primary appellation and does not overlap another AVA are the Royal Slope, the Columbia Basin, and the vast expanse north of the Rattlesnake Hills, which includes the entire region loosely called Columbia Cascade.

Apart from its sheer size, the Columbia valley is also widely seen on wine labels because many of Washington’s best known wineries are located in the Seattle metropolitan area. These wineries transport grapes over Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Columbia Valley View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Popular Wineries in Columbia Valley View all

  • Dusty Cellars Winery

    Small family owned and operated winery on Camano Island, WA. Committed to quality hand crafted wi...

  • Milbrandt Vineyards

    Farming is in our blood. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all made their living workin...

  • Basalt Ridge

    The partners of Basalt Cellars are pleased to welcome you to the first fruits of what we know wil...

  • Sockeye Winery

    In 2003, Andrew Browne launched Precept Wine Brands. He re-joined his partner Dan Baty from Corus...

  • Naked Wines LLC

    Our mission is to produce premium class wines, with exotic brands and provocative back labels tha...

  • Waterbrook Winery

    Waterbrook Winery in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington is known for producing highly acclaimed...

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Columbia Valley on Snooth

  • La Stella Vivace Pinot Grigio 2017

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    La Stella makes one of the vey best Pinot Gris/Grigio in the world; its only real competitor in North America is a neighbour slightly to the north... Blue Mountain. The nose is of anise, apple pie and possibly certain wild mushrooms. Entry is light, refreshing and filled with more star anise, pear, green apple and a hint of cedar. A very good w... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Osoyoos Larose le Grand Vin 2015

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    Aside from The Reference by Blackwood Lane (2006, 2007 vintages, in particular), this is the purest, most approachable red Bordelais-style wine from British Columbia ever crafted. Dark cherry red in colour, with a bouquet of cherry, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla extract (light oak treatment), and an entry of soft tannic underlay, sweet, pure ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane Alliance 2006

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    OK, so let's talk about this second wine by Charles Herrod: after nearly 13 years in the bottle, it looks dark and Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) with bricking at the glass rim... bouquet is slow to open (although decanted), with black currant dominating with a hint of vanilla; entry is smooth, only slightly warm (14% alcohol), with dissipated tannin ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Spierhead Riesling 2016

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    The 2016 SpierHead Riesling has an inviting bouquet of lychee nut, pear and (especially) green apple with a very light yellow, almost rhubarb wine colour. On the palate, the wine is light-bodied, with good apple-like acidity, a hint of pie spice, lime and petrol with perhaps a dollop of sugar. Clean, pure and mouth-cleansing. 88 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane the Reference 2006

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    Among the first vintages of this garagiste-style wine from Langley, BC (grapes sourced from the southern Okanagan Valley) and made by the more-than-interesting hand of one Charles Herrold, this wine is world-class, certainly: the nose is distinctive with mostly ripe cherry, vanilla and cake spice (flan). Entry is very special for a BC wine: the... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Osoyoos Larose le Grand Vin 2014

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    The 2014 edition of Osoyoos Larose le Grand Vin is another triumph; the sweet plum nose opens generously an hour after opening, adding a dense chocolate and cherry bed. The purity of the entry is astounding; with bitter chocolate, vanilla, and perhaps cranberry (dried) adding to a plummy confit flavour. There is some well-integrated (not harsh)... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Painted Rock Merlot 2009

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    The 2009 Painted Rock Merlot (Okanagan Valley, BC Canada) is showing only limited bricking at the glass rim, being yet of a dark, black cherry colour. A most unusual find (current release: 2016), but seems intact: nose is of a gentle, slightly canned plum with riper plum on entry, and vanilla notes from gentle, integrated French Oak tannin. Smo... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane Merlot 2014

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    OK, this wine has the usual spice and port bouquet of all wines produced at Blackwood, but hey taste great nonetheless. the wine has, yes a port-like bouquet with vanilla and spice; the entry is smooth with cherry and tobacco on the mid palate. A very nice wine, but not in the vein of the usual Bordelais. Still, if you know the other wines in ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Blackwood Lane Alliance 2009

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    The 2009 Blackwood Lane Alliance (accent on the second "a") is a stylized Bordelais wine made from fruit sourced in the Okanagan Valley of BC It is slightly coy on the nose, with cherry dominating plus a hint of cassis. Appearance has some obvious bricking on the rim, but depth of colour still in evidence. Tannin is almost non-existant at this... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Road 13 Fifth Element 2012

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    The 2012 5th Element - a blend of at least 4 modern Bordeaux grape varieties (including a little Petit Verdot) is a powerful wine in the vein of an Haut-Medoc of some pedigree, The wine has a strong aroma of blackberry, cassis and tobacco with a good, dark robe with slight bricking on the rim. On the palate, the wine is full of blackberry, cherr... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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