2020 Estate Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
The 2020 vintage was a warm dry vintage with lower than normal yields resulting in concentrated fruit aromas and flavors.
Walla Walla Valley
100% Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
75% new French Barrels, 20 months
May 13, 2022
This wine is ruby in color with aromas of cranberry, red cherry, and wet basalt. An elegant but firm mouth feel begins with ripe black plum and finishes with light baking spice. The smooth tannins and oak integrate beautifully with generous fruit. 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 temperature.
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard 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. Managed by Woodward Canyon. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified, as is the wine. Clone 4: 1.77 acres, 3’x9’ spacing, planted in 2003 on a terraced hillside at 600’ elevation; among the highest-rated clones in Napa, CA. The plant material for this clone was originally sourced from Mendoza, Argentina but came to us from a certified nursery getting the plant material from FPMS at UC Davis; Davis, CA. Observation from Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard: grows well at WC Estate Vineyard, is very nice in the Cabernet Sauvignon blend; dark concentrated black fruit, great mouthfeel, and texture.
Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with Moroccan tagines or a charcuterie board.
Case Production: 197 cases
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon