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Woodward Canyon Winery

2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley

2018 was a warm and dry vintage where we saw beautiful ripening with lovely physiological maturity. Clone 4, clone 6, and clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon, and clone 400 of Petit Verdot were thinned to ensure even ripening. The crop yields ranged from 1.5 tons to 2.4 tons per acre. Our efforts toward sustainable wine growing begun in 2004 have improved the grapes and wine from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard.

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SKU: 018272
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Designation
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
Bottling Date
May 2020
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is dark red in color with enticing aromas of Christmas fruit cake, and notes of graham. An elegant but firm mouth feel begins with plum, herbs, and a slight olive character that finishes with baking spice and graphite/pencil. The smooth tannins and oak integrate beautifully with generous fruit.
94 POINTS - Washington Wine Blog: 2018 Woodward Canyon ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon- Rich, lithe and polished, the 2018 Woodward Canyon ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a downright awesome bottling by this famed Walla Walla Valley producer. On the nose, this takes on wonderful garrigue tones, woven together with exotic spices, loamy terroir, and rich dark currants that all sing in unison. The palate is soft and seamless, showing great depth, concentration, and poise. Rich creme de cassis and anise tones combine with shades of sandalwood and Turkish coffee, giving this an exotic appeal. Absolutely gorgeous to savor in its youth, this beautiful wine will cellar well for another fifteen years. Drink 2020-2035. 92 POINTS- Wine Enthusiast: It’s wound up out of the gate, with aromas of spice, dark chocolate, and cherry. Opulent cherry flavors follow but there’s plenty of balance to them. Some green notes linger on the finish. It needs time to show its best. Enjoy after 2025.
Vineyard Notes
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard, Certified Sustainable by IOBC via LIVE. Additionally, the vineyard and resulting wine are also certified as Salmon Safe.
Production Notes
All grapes were harvested by hand and sorted prior to crushing. This wine was fermented in 2000 liter stainless steel tanks and gently punched down twice a day. After pressing and settling, this wine went directly to French chateau barrels for additional aging and maturation.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with mac and cheese with Brussels sprouts or a cheese course with Beechers and Humbolt Fog.
Other Notes
Varietal Composition: 100% Woodward Canyon. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot