Januik Winery Lewis Vineyard Syrah 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 112101
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS93
  • ST93
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This deep, opaque Syrah is ripe and rich. Dense black cherry and spice aromas introduce a mouthful of dark cherry, black currant and plum flavors. Concentrated and layered, it is a wonderfully balanced wine with a long, lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and inviting, with hints of bay leaf and tomato leaf adding depth to the ripe blackberry and cassis flavors, finishing with an earthy cast. Offers depth and savory complexity. Drink now through 2018. "
93 Points

"Good bright ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, cocoa powder, game and leather, with a complementary oaky element. Silky and supple on entry, then smooth and seamless in the middle, with lovely harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to this very sexy wine. Finishes very long and brisk, with smooth tannins. From 15-year-old vines cropped at two tons per acre. "
93 Points

"The 2008 Syrah Lewis Vineyard offers up meat, game, and balsamic notes. On the palate it reveals some elegance, savory flavors, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish. It offers a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2020."
90 Points

Learn About Januik Winery Map ItMap It

Family-owned. Artisan winemaking. Acclaimed Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ve heard dozens of wineries make these claims, and while these statements are certainly true of Januik wines, they seem a little cliché too.

So rather than tell you who we are, we invite you to try our wines or visit us at our new Woodinville winery and let us earn your trust. If Januik becomes your go-to wine, we’ve done our job.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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