2016 Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon
In 1998, Woodward Canyon Winery began producing wines under its second label, Nelms Road. Nelms Road offers a red blend and cabernet sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley and Washington State grapes. It was developed to produce delicious and affordable red wine from younger vineyards and surplus lots of Woodward Canyon production. While these wines may be cellared for several years, they are truly ready for enjoyment now.
The warm growing conditions of 2016 gave enticing aromas of black current, olive, spices, tobacco, and lead pencil. The wine is deep red in color. In the mouth the wine offers savory blackberry fruit, mature tannins, beautiful texture and a long generous finish; the wine is in brilliant proportion. While this wine was produced for early consumption, it will improve with additional time in bottle. With proper storage this wine should easily age five years or longer. This red wine would be fantastic with wood-fired pizza, roasted meats and aged cheese.
This new bottling of Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the 2016 vintage well. The younger vines from select vineyards continue to produce better grapes allowing us to produce better wine nearly every year. Add to that some truly phenomenal press wine from some of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Washington State, and we can produce an exceptional cabernet sauvignon at a very attractive price.
Production: 2715 cases, Composition: 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc