This wine is dark cherry red in color with aromatics of serrano ham, oil, cured olive, and ripe plum. In the mouth, there are flavors of vanilla and ripe red fruits that evolve nicely into a smooth mouthfeel, and a classic Walla Walla character. Its ripe fruit and acidity make it a very food-worthy wine to be enjoyed with Mediterranean cuisine. This wine will benefit from more bottle aging, and with proper cellaring, it should age well for up to ten years.
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. 36% new French oak, 9% new Hungarian oak, 55% two and three year old French oak, 23 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with grilled lamb or summer vegetables.
Case Production: 245 cases
Varietal composition: 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah