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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 9 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2010 vintage.)
ProducerJanuik (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionColumbia Valley
AppellationColumbia Valley
UPC Code(s)856412012007, 856512002007

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.1 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Barry Notes on 2/8/2015 & rated 91 points: PnP w/1 hour decant, back to bottle for service 6 hours later. Clear, deep purple/ruby color, no brown edge. Med/bold nose of proper cab/alco which then drank med body, well integrated, mostly resolved tannins, no rough edges, good flavor intensity, smooth and a decently long finish. Good drinking window but should hold yet for a few more years. Nothing off, great value, $23. (580 views)
 Tasted by FarmerKeith LA/VA on 10/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Typical big , juicy, black fruit , driven , new world cab qualities. This is silky smooth, and nicely integrated tanin , for so young a cab. Oak seems pretty subtle for a new world .
Lacks complexity, but at $32 at Total Wine, a very enjoyable Wednesday night bottle , well worth it. (1937 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 2/27/2013 & rated 87 points: Washington Cabs $20 to $40: The group liked this far more than I. It garnered three first place votes. I found it to be nice but generic. A fine easy to drink red wine. Not much nose. Sweet juicy mouthfeel. Smooth for sure. No real problems but I am not sure what those guys loved. They did say they really liked how easy it drank. (2950 views)
 Tasted by jmcmchi on 1/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Mature, balanced fruit and nicely integrated tannins. Mid length (2563 views)
 Tasted by TashNYC on 1/15/2013 & rated 90 points: From Jen at Airport: Is quite yummy. Vino volo says $48/bottle which is arguably too much. But yummy inky blackberry and cocoa. Slurp!
[2010 vintage appears to be as good or even better as the 2009] (2609 views)
 Tasted by Sessicahay on 1/5/2013 & rated 85 points: Smell - blackberry, chocolate
Taste - delicious apple, chocolate, butter, cranberry (2328 views)
 Tasted by San Diego Dago on 9/20/2012 & rated 90 points: Very very good; missing the layers of a more complex cab, but wonderful to drink alone or with your meal. Mine tonight was a pasta with artichoke hearts, peas and tomatoes. Glad I have two more bottles! (1868 views)
 Tasted by mreinitz on 8/30/2012 & rated 89 points: Red currant, dark berries, red cherry, and a hint of tobacco on the palate mix with quite a bit of vanilla oak. Enjoyable if unspectacular. It may improve a bit with time but my guess is that it is what it is. (1418 views)
 Tasted by noni15 on 7/23/2012 & rated 89 points: I gotta say this....I am disappointed!!!!!....I was really expecting a very well balanced silky Cab..I decanted for 3 hrs. and it did not open very quick to the nose, and the acidity level bit too high, however, it shows some potential for storing but I would not expect that much. Fruity with some hints of coffee. Good thing: not too much vanilla like most cab from Washington. (1320 views)
 Tasted by Grinner on 6/10/2012 & rated 90 points: Vinturi decant. Purple edge to the opaque plum color. This wine is all about currants and oak at first. More nuances come out later: blackberry, cola, coffee, and plum. Tannins remain serious but there's enough stuffing to balance. It was slightly better on day 2 , w/o gas! For $20 at Costco = Deal! (1487 views)
 Tasted by brigcampbell on 3/11/2012 & rated 91 points: OCW4Poker XII - Wines of Washington (WCC - Irvine CA): Double-Blind; This was recommend by someone at Wine Club for the Washington blind tasting. Very solid CS. Color is a beautiful dark plum. Perfume and spice aromas escape the glass as it's swirled. Good cassis, dark fruit all wrapped around a solid envelope of firm tannins. Let this rest a few more years, this is just a baby at this point in time. (2010 views)
 Tasted by Boom Baby! on 2/5/2012 & rated 89 points: Good solid Washington cab. I agree still too young to show it's true potential. (1610 views)
 Tasted by wap1961 on 1/23/2012 & rated 89 points: Solid Cab but needs time in bottle to show reach potential. I am putting away until 2015 (1554 views)
 Tasted by pdemaio on 11/1/2011 & rated 91 points: Might be a little low on the score as the wine is quite young. Had some nice flavors on the nose, but it was dominated by buttered pop-corn.
Very easy to drink with nice mouth feel. A significant step down from the 2008 it's still quite nice. I look forward to tasting it again once it has some more bottle age. (2010 views)

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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165
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Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

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The Columbia Valley AVA lies mostly in Washington state, with a small section in Oregon. The Cascade Range forms its western boundary with the Palouse regions bordering the area to the east. To the north, the Okanogan National Forest forms a border with the AVA and Canada. It encompasses the valleys formed by the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Walla Walla River, the Snake River, and the Yakima River. The Columbia valley stretches between the 46th parallel and 47th parallel which puts it in line with the well known French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. The northern latitude gives the areas two more hours of additional daylight during the summer growing season than wine regions of California receive. The volcanic and sandy loam soil of the valley offers good drainage and is poor in nutrients, ideal in forcing the vine to concentrate its resources into the grape clusters.

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