- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest surrounding Lake Chelan
- Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
- Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
- Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
- Brian Carter Cellars adds Latin influence with marketing hire
- VineLines Dispatch: A Gorgeous look at harvest
- Goose Ridge hires Peter Devison as winemaking consultant
- Tri-City winemaker Palencia partners on Culture Shock mobile catering
- Armstrong Family Winery turns Discovery Vineyard Syrah into best wine at Great Northwest Invitational
- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest of Walla Walla Valley
10 Washington Cabs to drink now
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of Washington wine, becoming the state’s top variety during last fall’s harvest.
Many Washington winemakers realized the state’s opportunity with Cabernet Sauvignon years ago, and some of Washington’s most famous wines have been Cabernet Sauvignon, including Quilceda Creek’s multiple 100-point scores for Cabernet Sauvignon and Columbia Crest’s 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which was selected No. 1 wine in the world by Wine Spectator.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a versatile grape that grows in many regions of Washington, including the Walla Walla and Yakima valleys, Red Mountain, the Horse Heaven Hills and the Wahluke Slope. Many Washington Cabs carry the Columbia Valley American Viticultural Area designation because the wine is made using grapes from vineyards in multiple AVAs.
Here are 10 Washington Cabernet Sauvignons we’ve tasted in recent weeks.