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Washington is earning much-deserved praise for its red blends. Horse Heaven Hills is the state’s largest grape growing region, home to the likes of Columbia Crest and Hogue Cellars. The dry, sunny and windy conditions yield prime growing conditions for everything from mourvedre to cabernet sauvignon. Currently four of Washington’s 100 point Wine Spectator rated wines are grown in this AVA, but great values are easy to find, at least for now.
2010 Alder Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. Blue fruits and coffee-chocolate notes are rounded out with smooth tannins and good structure.
For the full story, read http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2014/02/11/six-exciting-wine-regions-to-explore-in-2014/2/