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Canoe Ridge Red Cherry Street Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Broad and expressive, with lively balance to the open-textured blueberry, plum and white pepper flavors, lingering on the spicy finish....
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Charles Smith Casa Smith Primitivo 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Another beauty is the 2014 Wahluke Slope Primitivo, which comes all from the Northridge Vineyard. It offers a complex, brambly, spice,...
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Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay 2014 750ml

A shimmery, brilliant, green golden of a wine. Aromatic pear, tangerine, guava, but more than anything, TRUE CHARDONNAY FLAVOR. Add a vein of...
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Charles Smith King Coal 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard, which is always a 70/30 mix of Cabernet and Syrah, is a beauty. Giving up...
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Charles Smith Sixto Frenchman Hills Chardonnay 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - Seeing 15 months in roughly 20% new puncheons, the 2013 Chardonnay Frenchman Hills Vineyard is absolutely smokin’ Chardonnay that...
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Charles Smith Sixto Moxee Chardonnay 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - Another incredible white is the 2013 Chardonnay Moxee Vineyard, which comes from a cool site on the northeastern edge of the Yakima...
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Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Ice Wine Eroica 2013 375ml

Rated 92 - Another top example of a wine, the 2013 Eroica Riesling Ice Wine is decadently sweet, yet has just enough acidity to keep it...
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2007 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2007 Artist Series Meritage is composed of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and the balance Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec aged...
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and expressive, deftly balanced and juicy, with raspberry and cherry flavors supported by hints of cinnamon and pepper. The finish...

Columbia Valley 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.