Washington's Cabernet Appeal
As vintners hone their approach to terrior, the big reds show their stuff
Cabernet Sauvignon definitely is the wine of the moment in Washington. Although the state has a reputation for Merlot, since my last annual look at Washington ("Washington Bets Big on Syrah," Nov. 30, 2001), I've found 35 Cabernet Sauvignons and blends worthy of outstanding scores (90 points or higher on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale), compared with 22 Merlots and blends.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2002.