Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Washington

By on October 23, 2016
Flint Nelson of Wit Cellars

Yakima Valley winemaker Flint Nelson pours a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from Wit Cellars. Nelson has been a Washington winemaker for 25 years. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

In Washington state, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. More acreage than any other variety, more retail value than any other wine, and more tons crushed each fall.

And the classic Bordeaux red makes arguably Washington’s best wines.

Here are a dozen delicious examples we’ve tasted recently – all of which have earned our top “Outstanding!” rating in blind tastings.

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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