The king of red wine grapes is Cabernet Sauvignon (popularly referred to as Cab) and is one of the primary grapes used in France’s famous Bordeaux region.
Cab thrives in Washington's Columbia Valley because of its long days, hot temperatures and arid surroundings. It produces wine of great strength and finesse. The South Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and Southern Oregon's Rogue and Umpqua Valleys also are emerging as good areas to grow Cab, and Idaho also may prove to be Cab country.
If you like big red wines, Cab may be just the ticket for you.