2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 191
Walla Walla Valley
The 2019 vintage was a warm dry vintage with normal yields resulting in concentrated fruit aromas and flavors.
Walla Walla Valley
100% Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
50% new French Barrels, 22 months
June 30, 2021
This intense ruby wine begins with savory aromas of tobacco, cigar box, olive, and lead pencil, followed by blackberry and currant. In the mouth, mature black fruits, baking spices, and culinary herbs develop. The balanced tannin structure leaves you with a smooth, lingering finish. This wine will age quite well for a decade with proper cellaring.
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Planted in 1977, Woodward Canyon is the westernmost vineyard in the 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. Managed by Woodward Canyon. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified, as is the wine. Clone 191: 2.23 acres on 3’x9’ spacing, planted on rootstock in 2011 at 850’ elevation (our highest elevation Cabernet Sauvignon block); among the highest-rated clones in Bordeaux, France The plant material for this clone was originally sourced from Bordeaux, and came to the US through the ENTAV program in France; we sourced our material from a certified nursery in California. Observation from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard: Slightly smaller cluster and smaller berry size; stunning cassis - black fruit character with great balance at lower levels of ripeness. We’re incredibly optimistic about this clone!
Case Production: 135 cases
Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2-ton stainless steel fermenters.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with hanger steak and grilled asparagus.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon