Mike Januik calls 2008 the most perfect harvest weather in his 25 years working in the Columbia Valley. This sleek and beautifully proportioned wine has deep black cherry fruit, with smoky espresso flavors and moderately thick tannins. Substantial yet with appealing purity, it's a perfect steak wine and also one to stick in the cellar for a decade or so.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.