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Januik Winery 2009 Weinbau Vineyard cabernet sauvignon

Tasted at 62-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: deep magenta. Nose: kiddy chocolate, blackberry. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: oak, blackberry, bitter chocolate. Paired with pizza night. Meh. Alcohol: 14.4%. Wahluke Slope AVA. Power: 2/5. Balance: … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2008 Weinbau Vineyard cabernet franc

Tasted at 64-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Luxurious dark magenta in the Riedel with essences of black currant crème, raspberry, and char spilling over the rim, this coy gem delivered heaps of black fruit, black pepper, blueberry, soft … Continue reading

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Novelty Hill Winery 2008 Columbia Valley merlot

It’s about time someone had the balls to critique the tasting rooms of Woodinville. This is not the typical vague, passive-aggressive generalized rants like a typical ‘wine blogger’ like “Oh this wine is corked.” Oh boo-hoo. Call it out or stop your … Continue reading

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Pedestal Cellars 2005 merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on May 27, 2008: I wanna be a communications director and get paid $160k/yr for basically spinning news items for the mayor of ‘our town.’ Criminy sakes…that dude’s getting paid the equivalent of 4 … Continue reading

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Cuillin Hills 2006 The Dungeon syrah

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on June 19, 2008: Sonics 2, Seattle 2. Sure do love those flattering pictures of Clay (“man possessed”) in the paper. His eyes remind me of a gecko I once smashed against a window. … Continue reading

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Tamarack Cellars 2006 merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on August 20, 2008: Imagine being a burglar and breaking into a house only to find that…it’s your mom’s. That dude obviously didn’t graduate from Lakeside…or anywhere. The Hare Krishnas would like to thank … Continue reading

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Cooper Wine Company 2008 Columbia Valley merlot

A Catholic nun from Iona College in NY was charged with embezzling almost $1 million to feed her gambling trips to Atlantic City. She was heard to mumble how she was inspired by Doug Flutie and wanted to test her … Continue reading

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