Januik Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington

This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapes from Champoux, Weinbau, Quintessence, Shaw and Obelisco vineyards. After destemming and crushing, grapes were fermented on their skins for an average of 9 days. After being pressed off, the wine was aged for 22 months in equal amounts of new and once used French Oak barrels to improve its already lengthy finish. Racking every 5 months helped create a wine with considerable structure and suppleness. This supple, bold Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with red and black fruit flavors as well as plum, mocha and cedar notes in the nose. Its texture is quite refined and shows great structure across the palate, imparting a long, ample finish that was developed in part from the use of new French Oak barrels. Blend: .94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Merlot.