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Cabernet sauvignon thrives in Washington

It can now be argued that Washington’s signature wine is cabernet sauvignon, the grape that attracts wine lovers from all corners of the globe to Napa Valley and France’s Bordeaux region. Cab, known as “King Cab” to winemakers, is Washington’s most planted, most expensive and most famous variety.

Northwest Wine: Cabernet sauvignon continues its reign in Washington

In Washington, cabernet sauvignon is king. Just as it is in California’s Napa Valley and its native Bordeaux, cab is the most important wine grape in Washington. And it’s no accident. Wine lovers have long gravitated toward the red wine grape, and that has been true in Washington for the past dozen years.

Cabernet’s popularity keeps climbing

It’s known throughout the world as “King Cab,” and that is so true in Washington. Cabernet sauvignon is most famous in France’s Bordeaux and California’s Napa Valley, but it’s quickly risen to the top in Washington’s Columbia Valley, where the arid days and cool nights allow cabernet sauvignon to ripen to perfection.

Great Northwest Wine: Washington meets thirst for cabernet

For the first time in Washington’s history, cabernet sauvignon is king. Last fall, the state crushed a record 210,000 tons of wine grapes, of which 42,600 were cabernet sauvignon. That makes the suave red grape not only the most prolific variety in Washington, but also the most economically important, as it brings in $1,440 per ton to the farmers who grow it.