- Union Wine Co. doubles production, adds sales reps beyond Oregon
- Abacela brings home more gold with Grenache rosé
- Individual tickets available for 32nd annual IPNC in Oregon
- Taste Washington grows attendance by 15 percent
- Deep roots in wine lead Elizabeth Bourcier to La Rata in Walla Walla
- Tony Rynders helps Open Claim Vineyards start with Chardonnay
- Seattle businessmen buy controlling interest in Walla Walla’s Abeja
- British Columbia wines golden at California’s Pacific Rim judging
- Wild Goose Vineyards Pinot Gris repeats as Cascadia best of show
- GSM among Washington’s most delicious blends
King Cab reigns in Pacific Northwest
It’s known as the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. It made Bordeaux famous and put California on the world wine map.
In the Pacific Northwest, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-planted red wine grape. It could well become the top overall variety in Washington in the next few years, thanks to tremendous growth in the Horse Heaven Hills, along the Wahluke Slope and on Red Mountain.
The versatile grape grows well in Southern Oregon, Idaho’s Snake River Valley and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
Here are 18 examples of Cabernet Sauvignon we’ve tasted in the past two months. They come from every corner of the Pacific Northwest.
All hail the king.