2017 Estate Barbera
This wine has a beautiful dark purple color and a generous nose of ripe black cassis fruit; bold flavors of vanilla, blackberry and earth add layers of complexity.
Walla Walla Valley
This wine has a beautiful dark purple color and a generous nose of ripe black cassis fruit; bold flavors of vanilla, blackberry and earth add layers of complexity. This Barbera shows impeccable concentration of fruit, balance and integrated mature tannins. The finish is generous, silky and long. This wine should easily age for 6 years or more with proper storage. The 2017 vintage expresses the riper style of Barbera grown in Asti, Italy. The wine is perfect for traditional, northern Italian cuisine.
Established in 1976, Woodward Canyon is the western most vineyard in Walla Walla Valley AVA, roughly 15 miles west of Walla Walla Washington. 41 vineyard acres planted and several more acres of green belts supporting native species such as western juniper, ponderosa pine, western sage brush, arrow leaf balsam root, and perennial wildflowers. Ritzville silt loam over fractured basalt, slope 15-18%, 750-850ft elevation. Managed in house by Woodward Canyon. Managed in house by Woodward Canyon. All grapes for this wine were sustainably grown at the Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. For ten years, the vineyard has been certified sustainable by LIVE and the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC). The vineyard and this wine are also designated as Salmon Safe.
This Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Barbera was produced from blending two very distinct clones. Vine yield was unusually low in 2017 at less than 1 ton per acre. The grapes were fermented in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters and the must was punched down two times per day. After pressing, the wine went to 59 gallon barrels to finish yeast fermentation followed by a slow spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Release Date: June 2019, Production: 147 cases
Varietal Composition: 100% barbera