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Woodward Canyon Winery

2019 Estate Cabernet Franc

2019 Estate Cabernet Franc
Walla Walla Valley

This is the third release of our Walla Walla Valley Estate Cabernet Franc. This wine was produced from grapes grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (Salmon Safe certified) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley. Our Estate Cabernet Franc blocks were planted in 1997.

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/ 750ml
SKU: 019152
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Walla Walla Valley
Bottling Date
July 2, 2021
Alcohol %
14.90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This dark, brick red wine begins with generous herbs, tobacco, and resin. It continues on with a slight roasted quality of coffee or cocoa powder, dried violets, black olive, gravel, 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.
Ratings
93 POINTS - Vinous: The 2019 Cabernet Franc Estate is a gorgeous new bottling that shows impeccable balance, displaying high tones of red rose petals and ripe red cherry along with herbal undertones and chocolate on the nose. The soft palate offers a silky mouthfeel, gorgeous length, and a lovely core of red and dark fruits with sagebrush undertones. Dense and chewy, with firm tannins, this is an incredible new bottling that will cellar well over the next 10-15 years.
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.
Winemaker Notes
100% neutral French barrels, 22 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with confit de canard and lentils.
Production
Case Production: 249 cases
Other Notes
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Franc