Januik Winery Columbia Valley Red 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 114503
  • red wine
  • WS90
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: 14.4%

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

Our 2008 Columbia Valley Red Wine has excellent natural acidity and deep, intense flavors.

60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Dense and chewy, with layers of raspberry, cherry, mineral and spice flavors, finishing with pear peel tannins. Shows unexpected depth on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2016."
90 Points

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Passable, but non-descript. Almost indistinguishable from other (cheaper) Columbia Valley merlot-based reds. Decent acid and minerality, but this was obviously meant to be a "fruit-forward" style of wine. Unfortunately, the fruit is already fading, and this bottle went downhill very noticeably on day two, although it was vino-vacced and stored in fridge, which does not bode well for cellaring much longer. Perhaps this wine was already dying an early death before it ever reached my house, because you cannot be be sure whether a wine released several vintages ago was well-stored before you bought it. I should be more cautious about purchasing non-recent vintages of unknown provenance. Drinkable, but disappointing for the price.
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I liked it but it really needs to breath. Works for cheese tray
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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.

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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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