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2007 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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2007 Januik Winery Merlot Columbia Valley

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

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($25) Bright, deep red. Red berries, flowers and a hint of tobacco leaf on the nose. Supple, pliant and sweet but with good energy to the middle palate. The red fruit and light tobacco flavors are classic merlot. Enticing and easy to drink.

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

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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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