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Columbia Winery Visit

Columbia Winery is located in Woodinville, Washington - just outside of Seattle. You can take a fun wine train to get to their winery and taste their wines.

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Located right across the street from the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, this is a perfect one-two daytrip for anyone living in or visiting Seattle. The "Spirit of Washington" train gives you dinner and stops right at the winery to let you do tastings. In fact the winery puts out a "Spirit of Washington" wine series that is available only at the winery.

The tasting room is large and open, with a wide selection of wine, glassware, and other items available. The tasting bar is an island in the center of this room, with pourers moving around easily to handle the mobs that come from the trains. The wines all fall into the just-under-$20 range.

2002 Cab/Merlot "Spirit of Washington"
This easy drinking wine had a smooth flavor that could go with just about anything. Only available at the winery.

2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Full of juicy flavors, including raspberry and a hint of herb and spice. Again, nice, easy drinking for a picnic or backyard BBQ.

2003 "Spirit of Washington" Riesling
Medium dry on the label, but rather sweet on my tongue. A bit sparkling, with green fruits, pear and green apple. This would be nice with salmon or cheese.

2003 Cellarmaster's Columbia Valley Riesling
Light and sparkly with nice flavors of dried apricot, gentle sweetness. Nice as a dessert wine with a fruit dish.

Note that it can be confusing to keep track of the various "Columbia" wineries. This winery is NOT affiliated with Columbia Crest winery or Columbia Valley winery. They do ship their grapes in from the Columbia Valley.

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