A few words about cab sauv
Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Here’s a fun factoid: there were a grand total of 12 Cabernet Sauvignons bottled in the entire Northwest in 1979. Fast forward to today: 18,528 acres planted, and production spiked 76 percent since 2014. This sort of growth spurt is rarely found outside of puberty.
California Cabernet Sauvignon
People occasionally ask why we don’t have many California Cabernet Sauvignons. The answer is reasonable and predictable—we live in a state that produces amazing Cabernet at all price points, so most of what gets shipped from California is meant to supply the demand of two specific markets: the retail chain shelves and the cellars of collectors. One is produced in enormous numbers by enormous mechanized facilities in the central coast; the other in small quantities by the hands of people meaning to create art in a bottle. One is cheap, the other, not so much.