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2005 Januik Winery Merlot Columbia Valley
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Head winemaker at Washington powerhouse Chateau Ste. Michelle for ten years, and lifelong wine devotee, Mike Januik got his own gig in 1999...

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2005 Januik Winery Merlot Columbia Valley

Producer: Januik Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: Washington
Region: Columbia Valley

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($25) Good full red-ruby. Red cherry, currant and a whiff of iron on the nose. Supple and sweet, with expressive, pliant red fruit and spice flavors. An easygoing wine that finishes with sweet, broad tannins.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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