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Woodward Canyon Winery

2020 Estate Barbera

2020 Estate Barbera
Walla Walla Valley

This Barbera shows an impeccable concentration of fruit and balance with refreshing acidity.

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SKU: 020212
Wine Specs
Walla Walla Valley
Bottling Date
May 13, 2022
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine has a beautiful purple garnet color and a nice mouthfeel. A nose of tart cherry, tomato vine, and delectable brioche add to the complexity. This Barbera shows an impeccable concentration of fruit and balance with refreshing acidity. It has a lasting finish that does not want to stop. Enjoy now!
Vineyard Notes
Planted 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%, 750-850ft elevation. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified as is the wine.
Production Notes
Woodward Canyon has been growing and producing Barbera for over twenty years, making the vines among the oldest in Washington State. This Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Barbera was produced from blending two very distinct clones. In 2020, we experienced record heat which produced lower than normal yields. The grapes were hand sorted and then destemmed to 1.5-ton and 3-ton open top fermenters. Grapes underwent a 48-hour cold soak followed by inoculation with Prise de Mousse yeast. Pumpovers and punchdowns were done twice a day. After six days on the grape skins, the wine was drained and pressed to 59-gallon barrels to finish yeast fermentation and underwent a partial malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
The wine is perfect for pizza, wild game, and tapenade.
Release Date: June 2022, Production: 93 cases
Other Notes
Varietal Composition: 100% Barbera