Dense and profoundly purple, this wine exhibits elegant high toned aromatics of subtle leather from new oak that intermingles with graham, savory herbs, and cigar box. The wine has beautiful, ripe fruit with our classic Walla Walla structure that provides a nice texture and transitions to a firm and well-balanced mouthfeel. Upon its release, the wine will benefit from more bottle aging and with proper cellaring, this wine should age well for a decade or more.
Established in 1977, 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%, 750-850 ft. elevation. 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 & Hungarian barrels, 22 months
Release Date: March 2022 Case Production: 289 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with baked pasta dishes or seared pastured beef loin.
Varietal Composition: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon,
23% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 8% Petit
Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc