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Januik Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Winery: Januik Winery
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Color: Red
Vintage: 2016
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Description: This dense, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with cassis, blackberry, pomegranate and warm vanilla notes in the nose. The tannins are refined but still have texture. It lingers across the palate, imparting a long, polished finish that was developed in part from aging in new French oak barrels.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 90 FOR THE 2012 VINTAGE
The least distinctive of the Cabernet releases, yet still outstanding and with lots to love, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has more herbal, currants and damp earth characteristics to go with medium to full-bodied, richness, a supple, fleshy texture and a good finish. Made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, drink this pleasure bent Cabernet over the coming 5-6 years.
Wine Enthusiast 90 FOR THE 2012 VINTAGE
A blend of fruit from Weinbau, Ciel du Cheval, Lady Hawk, Champoux and Obelisco vineyards, this is clearly Cabernet with its aromas of milk chocolate, herbs, vanilla, dark coffee and cherry. Flavors are rich yet supple, with a finish that lingers.
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 90 FOR THE 2012 VINTAGE
Dark medium red. Cassis and a complicating touch of bell pepper on the nose. Suave, lush and very pure, with black fruit and licorice flavors complicated by fresh herbs and a hint of tobacco leaf. A superb entry-level Cabernet with elegance, energy and length. Features a high percentage of fruit from the Weinbau and Champoux vineyards.
Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2013 VINTAGE
Broad, expressive and open-textured, offering blueberry, currant and spice flavors, hinting at sage and mint notes as the finish lingers. The tannins are taut but not obtrusive. Best from 2017 through 2023. 1,744 cases made.
Wine Enthusiast 90 FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE
This wine comes from Weinbau, Lady Hawk, Champoux, Shaw and Obelisco vineyards. Its high toned vanilla, toffee, cherry, herb, coffee, barrel spice and plum aromas lead to generous cherry and espresso flavors. Lightly grainy tannins provide support.