Columbia Winery

For more than 50 years, Columbia Winery has embraced a legacy of progressive winemaking that has led its forward-thinking winemakers to discover new grape varieties, vineyards and blends. Today, Winemaker Sean Hails continues this spirit of innovation, handcrafting a distinct collection of food-friendly wines from Washington State. Here, intense sunlight, coupled with a lack of rainfall, translates to deeply concentrated color, flavor and structure in the glass. Located just outside of Seattle, the iconic Columbia tasting room offers daily tastings and Northwest-inspired offerings.

Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This dense and focused red plays its coffee and mineral-accented blackberry flavors against a blanket of fine tannins, coming together smoothly on the purposeful finish. Best from 2016 through 2019"

Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2008
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Light and tangy, with a lemon character most prominent, but also hitting apple and spice notes as the finish lingers." ~ HS

Columbia Winery Merlot 2007
"Light in texture, with raspberry and cranberry aromas and flavors, echoing softly on the bright finish."~Wine Spectator

Columbia Winery Pinot Gris 2008
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Light and tangy, with grapefruit and almond flavors, echoing easily." ~HS

Columbia Winery Merlot 2006
86  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 86 "This new release reflects the change of winemaking and ownership at Columbia. It's well-crafted, juicy and ripe with pleasing flavors of cranberry and currant. The acids are a little chalky, but clearly the wine has been made to reward earlier drinking rather than extended

Columbia Winery 'Cellarmaster' Riesling 2011
(2)
"Sweet wine. A beautifully balanced wine that has classic floral, Riesling aromas. This wine is almost clear in color as Rieslings have very little pigment and are generally tank fermented. These grapes are selected for this wine because of their higher acidity. This excellent acidity emphasizes the

Columbia Winery Gewurztraminer 2010
"Light straw color with aromas of grapefruit peel and lychee nut on the nose which carries through to the palate. Floral, clove and melon notes round out the finish." ~Winery Notes

Columbia Winery Wyckoff Chardonnay 2001
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88Tart, juicy and lively, with lime, grapefruit and pear flavors that echo on the light, elegant finish. Drink now through 2007. 1,780 cases made. (WS)

Columbia Winery D. Lake Red Willow Merlot 1997
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91Elegant, polished and beautifully knit, appealing for the fleshy currant and berry at the core, shaded nicely with cedary, spicy, slightly gamy overtones. Drink now through 2005. 500 cases made. (HS)