Januik Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

This 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapes from m Quintessence, Shaw, Weinbau, 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 20 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 beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with plum and black currant flavors as well as boysenberry, chocolate, and vanilla notes in the nose. Its texture is quite elegant and it shows great length throughout the mouth, imparting a long, luxurious finish that was developed in part from the use of new French Oak barrels. Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.