Januik Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington

Winemakers and growers will remember the 2021 vintage for the outstanding quality of its grapes that produced wines with balance and concentration. The year was marked by low yields, and the wines were deeply colored, flavorful, and loaded with texture. The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapes from Quintessence, Discovery, Weinbau, Shaw, Andrews and Southwind vineyards. Winemaking: 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 an average of every 5 months helped create a wine with considerable structure and suppleness. Tasting notes: This beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with plum and black currant flavors as well as boysenberry, chocolate, and cedar 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 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.