Last week, while reviewing delicious white wines from Washington State, I pointed out that the state’s wine industry has been on a proverbial tear for the last several years. But Washington is not new to the red winemaking game either. It’s no coincidence that many of the red wine grape varietals planted in these valleys have quickly adapted to their new surroundings. It turns out that Washington’s wine country is situated on just about the same latitude – 46 degrees north – as some of the greatest French wine regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. And just like European wine-growing regions, Washington has been blessed with an abundance of prime wine grape-growing areas.