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Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)
Columbia Valley, in the south-western corner of Washington State, is one of the United States' very largest official wine regions (see AVA). The area covers just over 11 million acres (4.5 million hectares), of which 40,000 acres (16,000ha) are under vine. The Columbia Valley is centered around the Columbia River and its tributaries, the Walla Walla and Yakima Rivers, and contains most of Washington's smaller AVAs, including Red Mountain, the Walla Walla Valley and Horse Heaven Hills.
Washington state is located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, immediately north of Oregon. Although its wine history is relatively short, it now produces more wine than any other US state, other than California. Almost all wine production occurs in Washington's hot, desert-like eastern part, although there is some grape growing and one ...more
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