Red Mountain Wine

Add a photo
for this region?

is arguably Washington’s most well-defined and distinctive viticultural area. In large part this is due to its geography. It is a moderately steep slope (not much of a mountain, really) facing southwest as it rises above a sharp bend in the Yakima River, at the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley. The AVA totals 4,040 acres, with just 700 under vine. It is home to two of Washington’s most prestigious vineyards — Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun — which provide grapes for dozens of the state’s most sought-after boutique wines. In addition, wineries such as Quilceda Creek, DeLille Cellars and Cadence have recently planted their own estate vineyards on the mountain.

Red Mountain is one of the hottest sites in the state, and ripens Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a wide variety of Rhone grapes such as Syrah exceptionally well. The sandy loam soil is high in calcium and alkaline, which is reflected in the quality of the grapes that grow here. Until recently, growth was impossible due to a moratorium on well Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Red Mountain under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Red Mountain View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Popular Wineries in Red Mountain View all

  • Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard

    Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard is located on internationally recognized Red Mountain in ...

  • Saintpaulia Vintners

    Saintpaulia Vintners was built in 1993 on land adjacent to an 80,000 square foot commercial green...

  • Sparkman Cellars

    Sparkman Cellars is a family intent on creating a rich, soulful life around Washington's remarka...

  • Page Cellars

    The journey started in 2000 when Jim and Rothelle Page brought their vision into focus with the d...

Page 2 of 35

Red Mountain on Snooth

  • Finally made it up to Stony Hill for a tasting, and came away impressed. First off, the view up there on Spring Mountain is worth the trip alone, definitely up there with my favorite views in Napa, overlooking Howell Mountain. It was definitely interesting to try their Chardonnay, which doesn't go through malolactic fermentation (blocked!), but ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Stony Hill, Napa

  • Rockwell Brown Red Mountain 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Bfawlty

  • Well, it's Sunday evening and time for dinner after spending 6 hours doing volunteer work for Fancy Cats at the Ides of Bark event in Grist Mill Park, VA.  This is right near Mount Vernon, where George Washington built his home.  Tonight Sandra used her pasta maker to make fresh pasta and I managed to pop the cork on a lovely bottle of Paraduxx ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Good on you for giving the box a shot.  There are actually a few good winemakers trying it out.  But we need tasting notes!GregT would probably argue that PN should have lots of Syrah, right up until there's no room left for the PN.  I had a wine from Chamisal/Domaine Aflred years ago called Da Red that was a blend of the two.  It was fine for t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Sandra and I stopped by a little wine store called The Bottle Shop yesterday on ... ... from Washington's Red Mountain; this is a new member of the Duckhorn Vineyards family that we heard about a few weeks ago.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Sandra and I were fortunate yesterday to attend a quickly sold out (57 minutes after the e-mail went out to the RdV Ambassador members, it was fully booked) 'Introduction to Blind Tasting' class at our favorite Northern Virginia winery, RdV.  Getting our two slots in this class was tough, as we didn't call them until 5 or 6 hours after their e-m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have you taken a blind wine...

  • Monica?  You keep finding them v v.My soft spot for Keenan is pretty well known here. This one has the Napa designation, but I know that most of the content comes from Keenan vines on Spring Mountain.  I think the rest comes from Carneros.  Anyway this is one of the least tannic red wines from Keenan I have ever had.  Quite soft and round.  Some... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Wine Library BDVI offer:Hello Berserkers! So our first deal is site wide free shipping on all orders. Simply use the code BeserkerDayFS at check to get free shipping on all orders. We also selected 5 items and added additional discounts to those. 3 side notes.-The 2 Barolos have additional quantity coming at the end of this week. Due to the impe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Berserker Day VI is coming...

  • Kiona Chenin Blanc Red Mountain Ice Wine 2004


    Smooth & tasty Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • It got better or worse depending on how you look at it. Fun time though.  A friend from north of the border was touring wine country with his Mom'00 Piper Heidsieck Brut - nutty nose, fresh popcorn, rolls over to palate, touch heavy, great bubbles.'13 Fogline Zephyrs Block Chardonnay - Lots of melon and lemon curd on the nose, clean silky with a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  35 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Red Mountain Wine Top Lists

Recent Forum PostsView all

Red Mountain wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network