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Red Mountain turns more red and green
In recent years, Red Mountain has turned more red – and more green.
The bench at the eastern end of the Yakima Valley is one of the warmest regions of the vast and arid Columbia Valley and has developed into one of the premium grape growing regions in the Pacific Northwest.
In the past couple of years, a lot of planting has converted vast tracts of sagebrush into lush vineyards, thanks in no small part to an irrigation project that has brought precious water to Red Mountain.
And almost all of the grapes have been red varieties – almost 95 percent of the vineyards go to making red wine – perfectly suited for Red Mountains climate and soil.
Here are a dozen red wines from Red Mountain that we have tasted recently. Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.