2017 Estate Clone 191 Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
The 2017 vintage was a warm dry vintage with lower than normal yields resulting in concentrated fruit aromas and flavors.
Walla Walla Valley
100% Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
100% new French Barrels, 29 months
March 6, 2020
This dark purple wine begins with aromas of subtle tobacco/cigar box, olive, lead pencil, blackberry, and currants. In the mouth; mature black fruits, baking spice, and herbs develop. The balanced tannin structure leaves you with a smooth lingering finish. This wine will age very well for 8 – 10 years with proper cellaring.
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard 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, as is the wine. Clone 191: 2.23 acres on 3’x9’ spacing, planted on rootstock in 2011 at 850’ elevation (our highest elevation Cabernet Sauvignon block); among the highest-rated clones in Bordeaux, FR The plant material for this clone was originally sourced from Bordeaux, FR and came to the US through the ENTAV program in France; we sourced our material from a certified nursery in CA. Observation from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard: Slightly smaller cluster and smaller berry size; stunning cassis - black fruit character with great balance at lower levels of ripeness. We’re incredibly optimistic about this clone!
Case Production: 49 cases
Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters