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Known as “King Cab” to winemakers, it’s the state’s most planted, expensive and famous variety.
Here are four ways to score bargains on quality wine, plus four wines worth seeking out.
The white grape is playing a larger role in recent vintages, pushing production to No. 2 in the state.
Once the state’s most-planted wine grape, merlot is now No. 4 behind cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and riesling.
The region near Quincy spans 170,000 acres in size, but is home to about 2,000 acres of vineyards.
Riesling can show great range, based on where the grapes are grown and how dry the finished wine is.
Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2017 Dry Riesling outperforms more expensive rivals in a magazine’s judging.
It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.
The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.
Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.
The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.
These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.
She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.
Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.
It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.
Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.
As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.
Fans continue to seek out the winery, which has been making top Beaver State wines for 25 years.
In the media glare “King Cab” receives, it’s no wonder this “little brother” often is quickly dismissed.
The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.