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Quality Quotient

Washington's best Cabernets show consistency over time, while Syrahs outpace the field in newer vintages
Harvey Steiman
Issue: December 31, 2016

Washington wine has changed significantly since the 1980s. In recent years, wines made from Syrah and other Rhône varieties have often outshone Cabernets and Merlots, which dominated the top tier back then and still hold sway in acreage and case production. Check out the latest reviews, scores and prices in this tasting report. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 14, 2016.

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