Located within the appellations of the Yakima and Columbia Valley, Covey Run Winery has been producing value wine since 1982. Covey Run Vineyards are protected by the Cascade Mountain Range which provides a high altitude desert climate where grapes can fully ripen. Covey Run’s main vineyard for their red varietal plantings is Alder Ridge while the Oasis Vineyard is home to the majority of Covey Run’s white wines, specifically Chardonnay and Riesling. While the majority of Covey Run wines are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, they are also experimenting with newer plantings of Viognier, Barbera, Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Roussanne. The Covey Run Quail Series offers an affordable option for consumers while their Columbia Valley Reserve line tends to receive higher accolades and carry a bit of a higher price tag according to our Covey Run ratings. Covey Run Winery also sponsors The Covey Run, a race benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital. For more information on the winery and their wines take a look through our Covey Run Reviews.
Yet another standout effort from this value producer. Clean, penetrating and varietal with layered, spicy fruit—lemon, lime, mint, anise, stone and earth in a marvelously complex array of flavors. 20,500 cases.
Once again this winery scores with a flavor-packed, fun wine that could only be made in Washington. Mounds and mounds of zingy fruit distinguish this wine from other Sauvignon Blancs from around the world, which are often grassy and lean. It borders on being over-the-top, but keeps that perfect bracing acidity. All in all it is delicious and easy to drink. Best Buy.
Yum. I didn’t know whether to start or finish with this word. The unctuous apricot and peach flavors touched by a spicy botrytis nose make the rich, oily mouthfeel an enjoyable experience. The acids clean up the heavy sugars as the wine closes. This wine is picked and pressed frozen to concentrate the sugars and flavors. Yum.
The Syrah grape seems to be finding a niche in Washington. The hot days and cool nights emulate those of the Rhône Valley, retaining acids in the grapes. Plums, currants and fresh-vegetable aromas lead into a mouthful of fleshy dark fruits, leather and a slight gamy quality. Full but well integrated tannins balance the juicy acidity to provide a rich, enjoyable…
This is beautifully sweet and fragrant in the glass, redolent of citrus blossom and a hint of talcum powder. Off-dry with a distinctive spicy streak, it seems to gain concentration through the finish. Big apricot and tangerine fruit extends into a soft, spicy landing.
Like the ’01, this beautifully structured wine is supple and racy, with tart zippy fruit. It shows classic Washington berry flavors, with cassis, bright acid and a hint of licorice. Absolutely clean and varietal, with the extra dimension rarely found in wines at this price.
This outstanding effort bursts with bold, dark fruits, laced with herb and earth, and fleshed out with manly tannins. Firm, puckery and balanced, it’s got the juicy blackberry core and the hints of toast that let it compete with wines three times the price.
There is an embarrassment of riches in Oregon and Washington when it comes to crisp, seductive Rieslings, but most of the good ones cost double this amount. Wonderfully fresh, lively and fruity, it delivers surprising complexity, with some sweetness (2.7% residual) but nothing sugary or cloying. 57,750 cases were made. The winery also markets (regionally) a…