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Woodward Canyon Winery

2019 Estate Reserve

2019 Estate Reserve
Walla Walla Valley

This 2019 Walla Walla Valley Estate Reserve was produced from grapes grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (Salmon Safe certified) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley. This wine is always produced from our finest Estate Vineyard lots and exemplifies the best of our unique location. It is very satisfying to produce such a classic Walla Walla Valley red wine. 

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SKU: 019222
Wine Specs
Red Blend
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Designation
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
Bottling Date
July 2, 2021
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Stephen Tanzer's
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
95 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck: The 2019 Estate Reserve is based on 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all aged in new French and Hungarian oak. It has a similar cassis and black raspberry core of fruit, with a spicy, walnut shell, dried herbs, violets, and lead pencil-driven bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and wonderfully balanced, it has no hard edges, ripe tannins, and a great finish. 95 POINTS - Vinous: The 2019 Red Wine Estate Reserve by Woodward Canyon is a gorgeous offering that features red florals, green bell pepper, tar, and cassis on the nose. The palate shows glorious length and a soft mouthfeel, revealing layers of crème de cassis, anise, and blackberry cordial along with herbal undertones. Gorgeous now, this has another 15-20 years to go. 92 POINTS - James Sucking: A quiet nose of blackberry, mulberry, and sage. Full-bodied with fine tannins. Coffee and herbs color the rich dark-fruited palate. Good depth and concentration. 46% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 15% malbec, 8% petit verdot and 8% malbec. Best after 2024. 91 POINTS, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast: Woodward Canyon is one of the valley's founding wineries, with this vineyard's first plantings dating back to 1977. Appealing aromas of cherry, dried herb, spice and mocha lead to flavors that show the dexterity and sophistication of the vintage, with fruit and barrel intertwining to give a creamy feel. A tight coil of lightly grainy tannins backs it up. Like most of the winery's offerings, patience will be rewarded. Best after 2027.
Vineyard Notes
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.
Production Notes
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
Winemaker Notes
Release Date: March 2022 Case Production: 289 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with baked pasta dishes or seared pastured beef loin.
Other Notes
Varietal Composition: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc