This Cabernet Sauvignon is dark brick red and dense in the glass. A nose of herbs, tobacco, earth, forest floor, and allspice combines with good acidity and complex fruit in the mouth. A quintessential Washington State Cabernet that opens up beautifully with time in the glass. The new French oak integrates the fruit, acid, and alcohol creating a nice weight, texture, and overall mouthfeel. This wine is cerebral; take your time and get to know it. To know it is to love it!
Champoux Vineyard (50%)- Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1972):
Founded in 1972 and located in Alderdale Washington within the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Champoux’s original plantings of the famed "Block One" Cabernet Sauvignon are regarded as being among the oldest and finest in Washington State and are a key component of our “Old Vines”. In 1996 Woodward Canyon and fellow Washington State producers Powers/Badger Mountain Winery, Quilceda Creek Winery, and Andrew Will Winery became joint owners. Malaga gravelly fine sandy loam over lacustrine deposits, glacial outwash. Slope 3%, 650ft elevation.
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (50%)- Old Block, clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1991):
Established in 1976, Woodward Canyon is the westernmost vineyard in Walla Walla Valley AVA, roughly 15 miles west of Walla Walla Washington. There are 41 vineyard acres planted and several more acres of green belts that support native species such as western juniper, ponderosa pine, western sagebrush, arrowleaf balsamroot, and perennial wildflowers. Ritzville silt loam over fractured basalt, slope 15-18%, 750-850ft elevation. Managed by Woodward Canyon. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified.
Hand-harvested and sorted. 48-hour cold soak, Fermented in 2-ton stainless steel fermenters. 100% New French Barrels, 31 months. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
This will pair nicely with duck confit and white beans or fine cheeses.
Case Production: 95 cases
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon