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Washington 2018 reds: top-scoring wines from Red Mountain

The Red Mountain AVA leans towards Bordeaux in style, so this is the place to come for rich, hedonistic reds says Dr Owen Bargreen. He takes a detailed look at the region and selects his best Red Mountain 2018 red wines.

If you enjoy wines that show more of a hedonistic edge, then Bordeaux-style Red Mountain reds are for you.

Scroll down for the top-scoring Red Mountain 2018 red wines

With the highest number of growing degree days of any Washington AVA, Red Mountain delivers the state’s most dense and brooding wines, the Bordeaux blends showing classic flavour profiles of scorched earth and tar.

Established in 2001, and located on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley, there are 964 hectares currently planted to largely Bordeaux varietals in the 1,836 hectare area.

Washington 2018 red wines: full report and top-scoring wines


Individual analysis by AVA:

 Columbia Valley | Horse Heaven Hills | Walla Walla Valley | Yakima Valley

Plus: Top-value Washington 2018 reds – the best to buy

The top-scoring Red Mountain 2018 red wines

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