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.
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% neutral French barrels, 22 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with confit de canard and lentils.
Case Production: 249 cases
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Franc