- Fire destroys distillery at Westport Winery Garden Resort in Washington
- Fries family departs Washington wine industry with Desert Wind sale
- Warnshuis realizes dream of Utopia along Oregon’s tiny Ribbon Ridge
- Fidelitas promotes Will Hoppes, Mitch Venohr as part of transition
- New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
- Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
- VineLines Dispatch #7: That’s a wrap
- Former Oregon car dealer gears up with Jachter Family Wines
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- L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Washington wine country
Ask most winemakers around Washington about Cabernet Sauvignon, and they are likely to refer to the bold red wine as “King Cab.” And in Washington, Cab is the king of wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon grows well just about wherever it is planted (within reason), and it is most famous in the two most-renowned wine regions in the world: Bordeaux and Napa Valley. Here in Washington, it has gained quite the reputation and, as a result, is the No. 1 red wine grape in the state.
In Washington, Cabernet Sauvignon is most famous on Red Mountain and in the Horse Heaven Hills, but it also grows beautifully in the Walla Walla Valley, Lake Chelan, the broad Columbia Valley and regions of the Yakima Valley. It’s just that versatile.
We’ve put together a list of a dozen delicious Cabernet Sauvignons from Washington that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.