2019 Estate Barbera
Walla Walla Valley
This Barbera shows an impeccable concentration of fruit and balance with refreshing acidity.
Walla Walla Valley
This wine has a beautiful purple garnet color and a nice mouthfeel. A nose of tart cherry and subtle amaretto, this wine is fruit-forward with a toastiness that adds another layer of complexity. This Barbera shows an impeccable concentration of fruit and balance with refreshing acidity. It has a lasting finish that does not want to stop. Enjoy now!
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. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified as is the wine.
Woodward Canyon has been growing and producing Barbera for twenty years, making the vines among the oldest in Washington State. This Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Barbera was produced from blending two very distinct clones. Yields were higher than average at 3.8 tons/acre. The grapes were hand sorted and then destemmed to 1.5 and 3 ton open top fermenters. Grapes underwent a 48 hour cold soak followed by inoculation with Prise de Mousse yeast. Daily pumpovers and punchdowns were done by hand, twice a day. After 6 days on the grape skins, the wine was drained and pressed to 59 gallon barrels to finish yeast fermentation followed by a partial malolactic fermentation.
Release Date: September 2021, Production: 313 cases
Food Pairing Notes
The wine is perfect for pizza, wild game, and Greek food.
Varietal Composition: 100% Barbera