Top Washington wines may be had in Maryland


These are some of the top Washington state wines tasted during and after a recent visit. Each wine is marked either * for wide availability in Maryland; ** for limited availability here; or *** for a wine that is impossible to find in the state. Some wines marked *** might be available in limited quantities in the District of Columbia. Within each wine type, wines are listed in order of preference.

Where the appellation is Washington state, that has been omitted.


Cabernet Sauvignon: 1987 and 1988 Quilceda Creek***; 198Woodward Canyon, Columbia Valley**; 1988 Columbia Winery, David Lake, Red Willow Vineyard**; 1989 Facelli, Limited Bottling***; 1988 Gordon Brothers***; 1988 Columbia Winery, David Lake, Otis Vineyard**; 1989 Andrew Will***; 1987 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, Cold Creek Vineyard**; 1987 Paul Thomas Reserve**; 1989 Columbia Winery*; 1988 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley*.

Cabernet Sauvignon (barrel samples): 1991 Columbia WineryRed Willow Vineyard**; 1991 Columbia Winery, Otis Vineyard**; 1991 Columbia Winery, Sagemoor Vineyard**.

Cabernet-merlot blends: 1989 Chateau Ste. Michelle EstatReserve Red**; 1988 Hedges Red Mountain Reserve**.

Merlot: 1989 Chinook***; 1989 Columbia Milestone, David LakeRed Willow Vineyard**; 1988 Facelli***; 1989 Hyatt, Columbia Valley***; 1987 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cold Creek Vineyard**; 1988

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley*.

Rhone-style reds: 1989 Columbia Winery Syrah, Red WilloVineyard**; 1990 McCrea "Mariah," Don Graves Vineyard***.


Chardonnay: 1991 Woodward Canyon, Roza Berge Vineyard***Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cold Creek Vineyard**; 1990 Chateau Ste. Michelle, River Ridge Vineyard**; 1990 Facelli, Yakima Valley***; 1989 Gordon Brothers Reserve***; 1991 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley*; 1989 Columbia Winery, Wyckoff Vineyards, Columbia Valley**.

Riesling: 1981 Facelli Dry Riesling***; 1989 Hogue Dry RieslinReserve, Schwartzman Vineyard**; 1991 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley, River Ridge Vineyard*; 1991 Paul Thomas**.

Semillon: 1990 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley*; 199Columbia Winery Chevrier, Semillon Sur Lie, Columbia Valley***; 1991 Columbia Winery, Columbia Valley*; 1991 Facelli***.

Sauvignon blanc (fume blanc): 1990 Facelli Fume Blanc***; 199Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley*; 1991 Hogue Fume Blanc**

Chenin blanc: 1989 Paul Thomas**.


Fruit: Paul Thomas Raspberry Wine**.

Riesling: 1986 Blackwood Canyon "Pinnacle," ColumbiValley***.

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