The color is dense and dark. Elegant high toned aromatics of toasty oak and subtle leather from new oak intermingle with notes of graham, savory herbs, and cigar box. The wine has beautifully restrained fruit with our classic Walla Walla structure that provides a nice texture and transitions to a firm and well balanced mouthfeel. There is a distinct “expression” or “sense of place” in this wine. Upon its release; the wine will benefit from more bottle aging and with proper cellaring, this wine should age well for ten years or more.
Established in 1976, Woodward Canyon is the westernmost vineyard in Walla Walla Valley AVA, roughly 15 miles west of Walla Walla Washington. The 41 vineyard acres planted and several more acres of green belts 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.
Hand harvested and sorted. 48 hour cold soak, Fermented with Woodward Canyon
native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters. 100% new French Barrels, 27 months
Release Date: March 2021 Case Production: 244 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with pasta, or roasted red meat.
Varietal Composition: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 5% Malbec