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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Januik Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Januik Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 85808)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $27.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"...This decadent effort lustfully satisfies corporal pleasures. To top it all off, its long, supple finish slathers the palate with additional waves of hedonistic fruit..."
-Wine Advocate

One of the advantages of having made wine in the Columbia Valley since the mid- 1980s is the opportunity it's given me to work with some of the most dedicated growers in the industry. Our Columbia Valley wines are made from a short list of vineyards I consider to be among the best in the state. The diversity of these vineyards – representing many of the most mature, carefully managed sites in Washington – provides for a full range of fruit expression that allows me to craft complex, multi-layered wines true to Columbia Valley terroir as well as the varietal character of the grapes. Our 2003 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapes from Champoux, Seven Hills, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun and Red Mountain Vineyards.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is alive with aromas of black cherries and hints of plums. Detailed and graceful, this smooth-textured wine drapes the palate with blackberry jam, mocha and raspberries flavors. Its impressive character culminates in a long, rich finish. Drink now through 2020.

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About Januik Winery:

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.