Januik Winery - Merlot 2019
Januik Winery was founded by Mike and Caroline Januik in 1999, the realization of a dream that took hold in 1980 when the couple sold their wine shop in Oregon so Mike could study winemaking at UC Davis. After graduation, the Januiks moved to Washington to be closer to family. In 1984, Mike worked his first vintage and quickly became a leading winemaker in the state's nascent wine scene. Utilizing his relationships with growers throughout the Columbia Valley, Mike acquires the best grapes the region has to offer that are then crafted into acclaimed wines of great finesse and balance.
A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from the acclaimed Klipsun, Ciel du Cheval, and Weinbau Vineyards. This supple, medium-bodied Merlot shows layers of black cherry, boysenberry and plum notes in the nose that translate into fleshy black fruit and chocolate flavors in the mouth. Brimming with a tremendous amount of texture and length, this wine should age gracefully for a minimum of 10-15 years.