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.