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Januik Winery Merlot Klipsun Vineyard 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Coffee beans and a bit of steeped herb and earth frame the deeply plummy and almost slightly gamy fruit on the nose. This is a relatively big wine, that remains light on its feet. the rich fruit is supple on entry but nicely underpinned by fine acids and ripe tannins, revealing intense fresh plummy fruit with a hint of black currant on the midpalate before picking up a bit of toasty spice and mineral nuance and plum skin on the long finish. Just a gorgeous Merlot, powerful and long yet so well balanced and already showing some finesse on the finish. 92pts

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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 yo... Read more
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. “Nobody in Washington State delivers more outstanding quality for the dollar than Januik Winery,” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate wrote recently. We’re particularly proud of that. Come see us. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Januik Winery Merlot Klipsun Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,916
4.50 5
03/05/2014

Coffee beans and a bit of steeped herb and earth frame the deeply plummy and almost slightly gamy fruit on the nose. This is a relatively big wine, that remains light on its feet. the rich fruit is supple on entry but nicely underpinned by fine acids and ripe tannins, revealing intense fresh plummy fruit with a hint of black currant on the midpalate before picking up a bit of toasty spice and mineral nuance and plum skin on the long finish. Just a gorgeous Merlot, powerful and long yet so well balanced and already showing some finesse on the finish. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,916
4.60 5
03/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Januik Winery Merlot Klipsun Vineyard

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Vintage: 2005 07/21/2011

Firm, focused and juicy, with black currant, blackberry and cedar flavors that sail smoothly over a bed of superfine tannins, lingering well on the elegant finish. Best from 2009 through 2012. 248 cases made. HS Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from Washington in USA. 2005 Januik Merlot Klipsun Vineyard 750ml




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