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So back to my meatball recipe, I only put in GOOD wine in my sauce. I thought the balanced fruit in this wine would compliment my sauce. I do want to win this. Never use inferior wine in recipes. Don't use what you wouldn't drink.
So as 8 oz. goes into the pot I proceed to have the rest with dinner of roasted chicken and sauteed garlic, green onions and broccoli - it went well with the combination of herbs (flat leaf parsley and fresh sweet basil) and spices I used. After dinner, I still had some wine in my glass and enjoyed it with a few pieces of Almond Crunch. Now I wish I hadn't poured so much wine in the sauce!
Columbia Valley is an interesting wine regions that needs more notoriety. The wines are exquisite from here. The terrior is different and unique which produces some of the finest wines that can compete with the best of regions.
The Columbia Valley AVA is Washington’s all-encompassing region with some 11 million acres of land in all. Included within its confines are six other American Viticultural Areas (AVA) including Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Wahluke Slope.
Check out this wine site http://wine.appellationamerica.com/wine-region/Columbia-Valley.html to learn more about it. It is a must visit. You need to stay at least one week. There is plenty to do in Washington.