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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos 2011 750ml

Rated 90+ - Deep ruby-red. Inviting aromas of currant, blueberry, licorice and cocoa powder. Penetrating and rather powerful, with dark chocolate,...
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Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Velvety, round and dense, with licorice accents to the smoky black currant and dried plum flavors, picking up floral notes as the finish...
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Delille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel (100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 100% new French oak for 20 to 22 months) is still backward...
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Delille Cellars D2 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - A smoking effort, the 2011 D2 checks in as a blend of 56% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit...
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Gorman Winery The Evil Twin 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 The Evil Twin is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Lacking a...
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Northstar Red Blend 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Features a firm texture around a supple, glowing core of peppery black cherry, roasted meat and floral flavors, lingering easily on the...
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Spring Valley Syrah Nina Lee 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Syrah Nina Lee (same blend and elevage), it offers more pepper, raspberry, violets and meatiness to go with a medium to...

2011 United States Washington State

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.