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Woodward Canyon Winery

2017 Estate Reserve Red Wine

2017 Estate Reserve Red Wine
Walla Walla Valley

The Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve is always produced from our finest Estate Vineyard lots.  It is very satisfying to produce such a classic Walla Walla Valley red wine. It is gratifying to see such amazing quality from our vineyard given the warmth of the vintage.

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SKU: 017222
Wine Specs
Red Blend
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Designation
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
Bottling Date
August 16, 2019
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Elegant flowing aromas of baking spice and vanilla from new oak integrates beautifully. A nose of ripe black fruits, crème brûlée, plum and earth develops in the glass; the color is red garnet. The wine has amazing texture and transitions to a firm and very well balanced mouth feel; the finish is rich, layered and long. There is a distinct “expression” or “sense of place” in this wine. With proper cellaring, this wine should age well for ten years.
95+ POINTS- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2017 Estate Reserve is based on 59% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot and spent 23 months in new barrels. This powerful, super-rich 2017 offers up a dense purple color as well as notes of black fruits, smoke tobacco, gravelly earth, and a liquid rock-like sense of minerality. Full-bodied, dense and concentrated, it's not for those looking for instant gratification and needs 4-5 years of bottle age, but it's a brilliant wine in the making. 94 POINT- WA Wine Blog: A blend which changes each year, the 2017 edition highlights Cabernet Franc (59%) with smaller portions Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. The herbal and red bell pepper tones entice as baking spices, cocoa powder and ripe boysenberry aromatics build in the glass. The palate is dense and intense, showing a seamless texture. Layers of toasty oak wrap around the ripe dark fruits with chocolate, creosote and mineral accents on the palate. Gorgeous in its youth, this massive and chewy ‘Estate Reserve; will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this a two hour decant. Drink 2020-2038
Vineyard Notes
All grapes are sustainably grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. Since 2006, our vineyard has been certified sustainable by the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) & LIVE. The IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The vineyard is also designated as Salmon Safe. This wine is 100% from the Estate Vineyard also making it a certified Salmon Safe wine.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted. 48 hour cold soak, Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters. 100% new French Barrels, 23 months
Winemaker Notes
Release Date: March 2020 Case Production: 192 cases
Other Notes
Varietal Composition: 59% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot