Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

Known as “King Cab” to winemakers, it’s the state’s most planted, expensive and famous variety.

Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest

Here are four ways to score bargains on quality wine, plus four wines worth seeking out.

Chardonnay is a top player in these four Washington wines

The white grape is playing a larger role in recent vintages, pushing production to No. 2 in the state.

Merlot plays a lead role in these four Northwest red blends

Once the state’s most-planted wine grape, merlot is now No. 4 behind cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and riesling.

Ancient Lakes’ cooler climate ideally suited for white wines

The region near Quincy spans 170,000 acres in size, but is home to about 2,000 acres of vineyards.

More Northwest rieslings ranking as ‘dry’ on taste profile scale

Riesling can show great range, based on where the grapes are grown and how dry the finished wine is.

Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2017 Dry Riesling outperforms more expensive rivals in a magazine’s judging.

Washington wine’s roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.

Four prize-winning wines from the Horse Heaven Hills region

The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.

Red Mountain AVA remains a gold mine for wine contest awards

Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables

She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.

Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition

Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux

Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.

Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.

Northwest Wine: Archery Summit reveals height of Oregon pinot noir

Fans continue to seek out the winery, which has been making top Beaver State wines for 25 years.

Northwest Wine: Don’t discount cabernet franc as ‘cab light’

In the media glare “King Cab” receives, it’s no wonder this “little brother” often is quickly dismissed.

Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.