Cabernet Sauvignon 'Stone Cairn - Red Mountain', Andrew Januik
This wine comes from Shaw, Obelisco, Quintessence, and Ciel du Cheval vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. These particular vineyards always express the terroir of Red Mountain especially well. The rich soils, dependable air drainage, and limited rainfall result in highly concentrated berries with dense skins, rich inky color, and daring complexity. Aged 21 months in barrel, 55% new French oak. 585 cases produced.
Press & Reviews
Brooding aromas of cherry, scorched earth, herb and bittersweet chocolate are followed by plump, ripe cherry flavors backed by tannins that are combed to a fine sheen. Bright acidity accents it all. It's a delicious offering of the variety.
A red with lots of rich blackcurrant and blueberry character. Chocolate and walnut undertones, too. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and a solid finish. This is one for the cellar, even though it’s drinking surprisingly well now. 99% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc. Try after 2022.
Full ruby-red. A high-toned hint of Band-Aid quickly dissipated to reveal pure scents of blackberry, cassis and licorice. Dense, sappy and highly concentrated, showing greater inner-mouth peppery/floral lift than the Lady Hawk. Finishes with serious but fine-grained, toothcoating tannins and slowly mounting dark-berry-and-pepper length. More serious and backward than the Lady Hawk and structured to age, but with no lack of sweetness. Both of these wines are also edge-free despite the fact that Andrew Januik practices a somewhat more energetic extraction than his father Mike does for his Januik Winery bottlings.