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An important winegrowing state increasingly recognized for its high-quality reds and whites, Washington ranks second in production in the U.S. after California. Washington wines continue to gain well-deserved popularity as they garner higher and higher praise from critics and consumers alike.

Washington winemakers draw inspiration mainly from Napa Valley, Bordeaux and the Rhône as well as increasingly from other regions like Spain and Italy. Most viticulture takes place on the eastern side of the state—an arid desert in the rain shadow of the Cascade mountains. Irrigation is made possible by the Columbia River. Temperatures are extreme, with hot and dry summers and cold winters, during which frost can be a risk.

Washington’s wine industry was initially built on Merlot, which remains an important variety to this day, despite having been overtaken in acreage planted by Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Bordeaux blends and Rhône blends are common as well as single varietal bottlings. Washington reds tend to express a real purity of concentrated fruit. The best examples have a bold richness, seamless texture, plush or powdery tannins and flavors such as licorice, herb, forest floor, espresso and dark chocolate.

In terms of white wine from Washington state, Riesling is the state’s major success story, producing crisp, aromatic examples with plenty of stone fruit that range from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc perform nicely here as well, and Viognier is beginning to pick up steam.

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        • Browne Family Vineyards Bitner Estate Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Browne Family Vineyards Bitner Estate Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
          • WW91
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
          • WS88
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        • Substance Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
          Substance Chardonnay 2020
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
          • JS93
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Chardonnay 2018
          Chardonnay from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
            • JS92
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            • RP89
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          • Merf Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Merf Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Prayers of Saints Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
              Prayers of Saints Chardonnay 2018
              Chardonnay from Washington
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              • Hogue Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                Hogue Chardonnay 2019
                Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • J. Bookwalter Readers Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                  J. Bookwalter Readers Chardonnay 2020
                  Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay 2021  Front Label
                    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay 2021
                    Chardonnay from Washington
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                    • Jaine Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay 2021  Front Label
                      Jaine Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
                      Chardonnay from Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Washington
                      • WE90
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                    • Mark Ryan Board Track Racer The Vincent Chardonnay 2021  Front Label
                      Mark Ryan Board Track Racer The Vincent Chardonnay 2021
                      Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                      • L'Ecole 41 Chardonnay 2021  Front Label
                        L'Ecole 41 Chardonnay 2021
                        Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Charles Smith Wines Eve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                          Charles Smith Wines Eve Chardonnay 2019
                          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
                            Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
                            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
                            • JS93
                            3.8 10 Ratings
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                          • Woodward Canyon Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                            Woodward Canyon Chardonnay 2018
                            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                          • Mercer Bros. Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                            Mercer Bros. Chardonnay 2019
                            Chardonnay from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
                            • JS90
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