7 Expressive Washington Reds

New reviews of delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from the Evergreen State
7 Expressive Washington Reds
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Mar 11, 2019

Washington State excels with Cabernet and Merlot, especially in Columbia Valley, east of the Cascade Mountains, where they benefit from the long, dry growing season. Today we highlight some of our top picks from recent tastings. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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