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2011 Januik Reserve

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...deeply concentrated and rich, with a core of sweet black currants, smoked earth and lead pencil-styled aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, layered and full on the palate, with a great mid-palate, building tannin and a terrific finish...

92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of black cherry, currant, spices and flowers. Sweet, lush and pliant, offering considerable early sex appeal to the flavors of berries, milk chocolate and spicy oak. Finishes with substantial but sweet tannins and excellent chocolatey length.

91Wine Spectator

Vibrant and open-textured, glowing with violet-accented cherry and strawberry flavors, beautifully balanced on a fine point of acidity and freshness. This has deftness and length.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.