9 Outstanding Cabernets and Merlots from Washington

The Evergreen State is a great source for structured and expressive Bordeaux-style reds. These new releases all earned 90 points or more

9 Outstanding Cabernets and Merlots from Washington
Novelty Hill made the best value of today's selection, at 91 points and $26 for their Cabernet. (Courtesy of Novelty Hill)
Sep 16, 2019

Washington state's Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots can compete with the best in the world, showing expressive profiles with pure fruit flavors. Many of the wines are still moderately priced, as this selection of 90-plus-point new releases demonstrates.

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