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Woodward Canyon Winery

2016 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

2016 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

This 2016 Washington State “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes that were planted in the early 1970’s.

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$219.00
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SKU: 016073
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Washington
Bottling Date
February 5, 2019
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This complex yet elegant vintage of “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon shows sophistication and concentration that come from such extraordinary 40+ year-old vines. It expresses the purity of fully mature cabernet sauvignon that can only be achieved from old vine fruit. The color is a deep purple, and intermingling aromas of baking spice, cedar, graphite and ripe blackberries leap from the glass. Flavors of black fruits blend beautifully with pencil, cigar box and exotic spice of new French oak that coat the mouth. The texture is soft but firm with beautifully integrated tannins offering a rich, long finish. This wine will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should last for ten years or more.
Ratings
Previous Vintage: 93 POINTS Vinous, (made mostly from a 1972 planting at Sagemoor): Dark ruby-red. Reticent, brooding scents of blackberry, cassis, musky dark chocolate, licorice and flinty minerality, with brighter notes of blueberry and spices emerging with aeration. Highly concentrated and fine-grained, with its ripe dark chocolate and sexy oak flavors nicely buffered by the creaminess and depth of the old-vines dark berry fruit. (This was aged in 100% new French oak but comes across as less obviously oaky than the other reds here.) According to winemaker Mott, the older blocks are more nutrient-deficient, and some lots can ferment their sugars until February or even March. Spreads out horizontally to saturate the palate and build slowly, with fine-grained tannins dusting the front teeth. While this wine has the material to age well, it's also balanced and inviting from the start. -Stephen Tanzer
Vineyard Notes
Sagemoor Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Champoux Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills) and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (Walla Walla Valley).
Production Notes
This 2016 Washington State “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes that were planted in the early 1970’s. From late September through mid-October, the old block grapes were harvested by hand from Sagemoor Vineyard (75%) and Champoux Vineyard (20%) located on two very distinct benches above the Columbia River. The petit verdot was harvested from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (5%). The wine was fermented in 2000 liter stainless steel tanks and was punched down two times per day. Average fermentation was between seven and ten days. After pressing and racking, the various lots were moved to new French barrels for aging and maturation. In late 2018 the wine was racked from barrel, assembled and bottled mid-February 2019.
Winemaker Notes
92% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, 3% malbec
Other Notes
Release Date: April, 2019, Production: 408 cases