This wine is dark garnet in color and begins with an inviting nose of black fruits, crème brulée,
and tart cherry that integrate seamlessly with the subtle, attractive oak. In the mouth, the wine
is rich and elegant, showing a nice balance of ripe fruit, black currants, and light green herbs.
Integrated tannins enhance the texture leaving you with a complex, generous, and long finish.
While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with
proper storage, should develop for ten years or more. Store and serve at cellar
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard:
Established in 1976, 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%, 750-850ft elevation. Managed by Woodward
Canyon. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified.
Weinbau has a view of the Rattlesnake Mountains to the south and the Saddle Mountains to
the north. The land slopes gently south, with elevation ranging from 710-950 feet. Weinbau is a
warm site with excellent air drainage, and the soil is dominated by Kennewick silt loam with a 2
-5% slope. The consistency of soil type shows up in vine growth and subsequently in the wines.
Founded in 1968, Sagemoor Vineyards was a pioneering effort that helped establish the
Washington State wine industry. Its early vineyards are among the oldest plantings of vinifera
grapes in the state. Rick began using Sagemoor fruit in his home winemaking days, and we
continue to use it today. A significant number of 1972 plantings are still producing our Old
Vines Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from specific rows in Blocks 3 and 9. Quincy loamy fine
sand, Sagehill very fine sandy loam, 2-10% slope. 572ft elevation.
The vineyard is planted on south-facing slopes which vary from 2% up to 30% grade, and its
perimeter totals nine miles of varied terrain. Of this perimeter, the shore of the Columbia River
provides nearly three and a half miles of waterfront. From the river’s edge at 320 feet above sea
level, the property climbs to its peak elevation of 1,367 feet, over a distance of nearly three and
a half miles.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with a ribeye steak, Wagyu hamburger, leg of lamb, Portobello mushrooms, or aged hard cheeses.
Case Production: 1576 cases
Varietal Composition: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon,
12% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc,
4% Merlot, 1% Syrah, 1% Barbera,