This dark, brick red wine begins with generous herbs, tobacco, and earth. It continues on with a slight roasted quality like coffee or cocoa powder, dried violets, and subtle black fruits. It is elegant and opens up beautifully with more time in your glass. Dry tannins create a nice grip and subtle fruit and savory aromas show varietal typicity. This wine is balanced enough to enjoy now but will reward those who are patient. With proper cellaring, this wine should age well for ten years or more. Pair with chicken pot pie or roasted meats.
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.
25% new French Barrels, 23 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with chicken pot pie or roasted meats.
Case production: 223 cases
Varietal composition: 95% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Syrah