An aromatic wine with notes of market-fresh cherries, cocoa, currant and vanilla. Medium-full on the palate with a wonderful backbone of ripe cherry, berry and subtle notes of spiced chocolate that carry through on the elegant, satisfying finish.
Novelty Hill Merlot
Novelty Hill and Januik are two independent wineries that share a destination tasting room and production facility in Woodinville, Wash. under the direction of Mike Januik, one of Washington State’s most acclaimed winemakers. The partnership began in 2000, shortly after Mike met Novelty Hill’s owners Tom Alberg and Judi Beck and began consulting on the planting of a new vineyard, later to be named Stillwater Creek. Being a vintner, Mike couldn’t imagine owning grapes without making wine. It didn’t take much to convince Tom and Judi; later that year, they established Novelty Hill with Mike at the winemaking helm. After crushing two vintages in Walla Walla, the operation moved to Woodinville’s warehouse district in 2002 before putting down roots in 2007 in the stylish, modern state-of-the-art facility the two wineries share today.