Januik Winery Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Made from what is arguably Washington State's best vineyard for the variety, the Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a sleek and powerful wine. Rich and concentrated, the nose is loaded with cassis and black cherry, while the palate is brimming with supple tannins and tremendous length.
About the Region
This large viticultural area, covering about 11 million acres with some 17,000 acres of vines, extends over a large part of central and southern Washington (and over the border slightly into Oregon). It lies at the same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy, with numerous soil types and microclimates, and grows all the usual suspects, with cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes and, more surprisingly, the red Rhône varieties, doing particularly well.