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Washington 2018 reds: top-value wines worth seeking out

Washington has a bounty of well-priced red wines that over-deliver for the price. From a comprehensive tasting of 100 wines from across the state, here are the best pocket-friendly buys.

It is no secret that Washington State has been synonymous with value in the world of wine. Washington has a bounty of well-priced red wines that over-deliver for the price.


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

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Individual analysis by AVA:

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


Compared to the Napa Valley land prices are quite reasonable which helps keep prices relatively low.

Large landowners like Chateau Ste Michelle also are able to lower prices due to land ownership and vineyard contracts, which make their wines some of the best value in the US.

Many of the growing locations are quite remote and not close to cities which also help mitigate lower prices in the wines. Washington is one of the few places in the US that crafts some seriously good Bordeaux-style red wines for under $20.


Washington 2018: best-value red wine buys


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