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Woodward Canyon Winery

2016

2016 "Artist Series" Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

This “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes selected from some of the finest and most highly regarded vineyards in Washington State and the Walla Walla Valley. Each produces fantastic wine in their own right; when blended they produce extraordinary wine.

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SKU: 016173
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Washington
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
90
Robert Parker
92
Stephen Tanzer's
91
Wine Advocate
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This enticing and deeply colored red wine shows a complex nose of baking spice, black olive and graham integrated beautifully with aromas of ripe black fruits. In the mouth the wine is rich and elegant, showing subtle notes of herb and black berry. Integrated tannins enhance the texture and give proportion; the finish is complex, generous, and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring for 10-15+ years from vintage.
Ratings
92 POINTS, Wine Spectator, Well-knit and delicately spirited, with expressive blackberry, tobacco and spice flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 92 POINTS, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series is an expressive Cabernet with a tight core of red and black fruit that exudes aromas of red and purple flowers, sweet oak spices, mocha and cinnamon on the nose. The full-bodied palate is rich with a beautiful depth of layers and shines with precision across the mid-palate. The finish is elegant and powerful, long and impressive. Only 863 cases were made, and they are worth every penny! 91+ POINTS- Tanzer (Vinious): Deep ruby-red. Aromas of plum, licorice and brushy peppery herbs show an obvious pyrazine character. Inky, medicinal blueberry, blackberry, cassis, menthol and cocoa powder flavors convey a slightly elevated impression of alcohol and some exotic Taransaud oak notes. The tannins are a bit granular but not hard or dry. 90 POINTS- Wine Enthusiast: How times flies. In the 25th iteration of this wine, aromas of sweet barrel spice, vanilla, the blackest of cherries, herb and scorched earth lead to creamy, well-balanced fruit and barrel flavors, with vanilla extract and cocoa notes on the finish.
Vineyard Notes
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard, Champoux Vineyard, Sagemoor Vineyard and Spring Creek Vineyard.
Production Notes
The 2016 vintage was smaller and slightly warmer than 2015, yet at the same time gave impressive quality. Beautifully mature fruit was achieved through rigorous shoot thinning, leaf stripping and green harvesting.
Production
Release Date: October 2019
Other Notes
88% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 3% malbec, 2% merlot