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Januik Winery

Januik Winery After fifteen years of winemaking in Washington State, including almost ten as Chateau Ste. Michelle's Head Winemaker, veteran winemaker Mike Januik realized a long held dream by founding his own winery in 1999. Over the years, Mike has had the unique opportunity to work with a tremendous range of vineyards throughout the state, and it is this experience that enables him to focus on making small amounts of wine from those vineyards that he considers to be among the very best in the state. Varieties produced include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Hours: not open to the public


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19730 144th Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA, US, 98072 Email:
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  2002 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Petit Verdot
Making a single vineyard Petit Verdot was a new venture for us. Petit Verdot is primarily used as a blending grape in Bordeaux bringing both structure and color to a wine. In Washington, Petit Verdot can be much more than a blending grape. Grown on Red Mountain at Ciel du Cheval, one of the state’s most venerable vineyards, this Petit Verdot is an exceptional example of the variety. Aged for 20 months in new French oak barrels, the wine has lots of dark fruit, spice, and pepper notes that accompany an exceptionally long finish in the mouth. December 1, 2004 release, only 74 cases produced.
  2002 Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Once again Seven Hills Vineyard produced a Cabernet Sauvignon which we considered deserving of a single vineyard designation. Aged in new French Oak barrels for 20 months, this is a wine which is both rich and elegant. The wine is packed with blackberry and chocolate flavors and finishes with long, silky tannins. December 1, 2004 release, 150 cases produced.
  Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Like the 2003 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon which received a score of 94 in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, this wine is made from what is arguably Washington State's best vineyard for the variety. After fermentation, it was aged for 20 months in all new French Oak barrels to improve it's already lengthy finish. Racking the wine every three months created pliant tannins which inundates the palate with black fruits, cassis and flowers.
  Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
Made from one of Washington State's premiere vineyards, this Chardonnay was made in the traditional Burgundian style. It was fermented in new French oak barrels and aged sur lie for ten months. The finished wine has great structure, concentration, and classic Chardonnay characteristics-pear and citrus flavors along with a remarkably creamy texture. Layered with hints of vanilla and mineral flavors, the finish is fresh, balanced and lingering.
  Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is blended from a remarkable collection of Columbia Valley vineyards which include: Champoux Vineyard, Klipsun Vineyard, Red Mountain Vineyard, Seven Hills Vineyard, and Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. The wine is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.Wines from each of these vineyards contribute in their own unique way to create a wine with great structure and length. Aged in predominantly new French oak barrels for 20 months, this wine is concentrated with intense black fruit and mocha flavors that are well-integrated with rich, supple tannins.
  Columbia Valley Merlot
This Merlot is a blend made from some of the very best vineyards in Washington State, including Conner Lee Vineyard, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, and Klipsun Vineyard. The blend, which includes 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, was aged for 18 months in mostly new French oak barrels. This wine has great length on the palate and is highlighted with intense chocolate, black cherry, and vanilla flavors. July 1, 2006 release; 1041 cases produced.
  Elerding Vineyard Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is made from one of the finest vineyards in the Yakima Valley. The best Chardonnays in Washington generally come from vineyards with very low yields, and this was no exception. Cropped at less than two tons per acre, this wine has a wonderful concentration of melon and grapefruit flavors. It's rich, creamy finish is the result of sur lies aging for ten months in new French oak barrels. This wine is a perfect accompaniment for grilled salmon or shellfish. December 1, 2006 release; 236 cases produced.
  Lewis Vineyard Syrah
Made with exceptional Syrah grapes from the Lewis Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, this wine has all the classic characteristics of the best Syrahs. It begins with subtle oak accents that are complemented by plum, spice and cassis. On the palate it is quite supple and finishes with great length. Total production was 615 cases; July 1, 2006 release.


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