2017 Estate Clone 4 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 wine is dark purple in color with enticing aromas of earth, subtle herbs, and black fruits. An elegant but firm mouth feel begins with ripe black fruits, olive, and finishes with hints of vanilla. The smooth tannins and oak integrate beautifully with generous fruit. While one could enjoy this wine now it will benefit from additional 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 4: 1.77 acres, 3’x9’ spacing, planted in 2003 on a terraced hillside at 600’ elevation; among the highest-rated clones in Napa, CA The plant material for this clone was originally sourced from Mendoza, Argentina but came to us from a certified nursery getting the plant material from FPMS at UC Davis; Davis, CA. Observation from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard: grows well at WC Estate Vineyard, is very nice in the Cabernet Sauvignon blend; dark concentrated black fruit, great mouthfeel, and texture.
Case Production: 49 cases
Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with roasted lamb or beef.
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon