12 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and blends from Columbia Valley, up to 92 points

12 Hearty Washington Reds at 90+ Points
Mercer produces a wide range of wines in Horse Heaven Hills, including noteworthy and affordable Cabernet Sauvignon.
May 17, 2021

Washington is a large and diverse winegrowing region. Among U.S. states, it's second only to California in terms of how much wine it produces. Except for 120 acres in the Puget Sound area around Seattle, all of the state's vines are planted east of the Cascade Mountains in the arid Columbia Valley. Red grapes, in particular, thrive here thanks to the Columbia River. Columbia Valley's quality and diversity is on display in this week's selection of impressive reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more.

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