Red Mountain is arguably Washington 's most well-defined and distinctive viticultural area. In large part this is due to its geography. It is a moderately steep slope (not much of a mountain, really) facing southwest as it rises above a sharp bend in the Yakima River, at the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley
Red Mountain is one of the hottest sites in the state, and ripens Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon and a wide variety of Rhone grapes such as Syrah exceptionally well.
The appellation totals 4,040 acres, with just 700 under vine. It is home to two of Washington's most prestigious vineyards — Ciel du Cheval, Buckmaster Cellars, and Klipsun —
The area near Benton City, WA. is considered by many to be among the best in the state for Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wineris of Red Mountain AVA