On the nose I get generous aromas of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate, melted black licorice, all spice, and lovely cedar box aromas. This wine is very young and already has such a wonderfully complex and multi-layered bouquet.......will be interesting to see how this wine shows with a few years of age.
On the palate the wine is ripe and intense, showing beautiful black fruit flavors such as blackberry, boysenberry, and cassis. There are also really nice secondary flavors of dark chocolate, licorice, spice, and cedar. The wine is luxuriously textured and has a wonderful balance of fruit, oak, tannin, and acidity. Januik wines continue to be amongst the best wine made in Washington, and probably hold the best price to quality ratio out of any domestic wines on the market. Outstanding stuff.... 94 points