Cabernet sauvignon remains the undisputed king in California, where more than 80,000 acres are planted, but it’s treated as royalty in Washington, too, where more than 10,000 acres are in the ground.

Sourced from grapes grown in the Columbia Valley, specifically Horse Heaven Hills, this wine has vibrant fruit flavors but displays complexity and herbal spice you expect in a fully developed cabernet. The wine is aged for a year in oak, and the tannins are quite round and smooth. It’s a great value for the price.

Sherry: “Full-bodied and fruity, with cherry, plum and clove on the finish.” 3-3/4 stars

Chris: “Spice and cedar bouquet with flavors of strawberry, cherry and blackberry, with a dash of vanilla on the end.” 3-3/4 stars

Available locally from $9 to $12.

Coming next week: Once Upon a Vine Red

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