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Januik Cold Creek Chardonnay 2015
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Winery: Januik Winery
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Color: White
Vintage: 2015
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Description: Good bright straw-yellow. Peach, nectarine, white plum, apple and sexy oak spices on the nose. Tactile and ripe, conveying a small-berry impression of concentration to its sweet stone fruit flavors. Juicy, suave and long on the finish, with no phenolic roughness. A superb Washington chardonnay. Winemaker Mike Januik describes 2012 as "a good, ripe vintage: riper and earlier than 2011." This was his 22nd year working with this vineyard.


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 91 FOR THE 2013 VINTAGE
Showing intensity and presence without weightiness, this sleek style brims with minerally pear and spice flavors, finishing with citrusy acidity. Drink now through 2018. 693 cases made. –HS
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 90 FOR THE 2013 VINTAGE
(fermented in barrels, 50% new): Pale, bright yellow-gold. Peach, flowers and nutty oak on the nose. Rich and broad in the mouth, offering inviting nectarine and subtle oak flavors. Boasts serious palate presence and finishes energetic, spicy and long. Mike Januik notes that this wine "will go butterscotchy in bottle rather than canned cream of corn."