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Washington Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

Find out what makes Rattlesnake Hills unique and get recipes for pairing with wines from the area.

East of the Cascade mountains lies the sunny and parched side of the state where the days are warm and the nights are cool--near perfect conditions for creating "balanced" wines.

Sitting atop Yakima Valley like an old saddle, Rattlesnake Hills is a unique sub-appellation of ridges and terraces that stretch 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the valley. The newest AVA in Washington, Rattlesnake Hills produces distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Syrah. Chardonnay and Riesling are bright stars among the whites. Here, as in the rest of Yakima Valley, warm days and cool crisp nights help build wonderfully balanced wines.

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