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Woodward Canyon Winery

2021 Washington State Chardonnay

2021 Washington State Chardonnay
Washington State

Inspired by the Grand Cru’s of Burgundy, chardonnay was the first wine founder, Rick Small, made as a home winemaker, and it was also the first varietal planted on the Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. This wine is a blend of two different blocks from our Estate Vineyard – our southeast-facing “old vines” block planted in 1978 and a newer, north-facing block planted in 2011. Produced and bottled at Woodward Canyon Winery.

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SKU: 021042
Wine Specs
Bottling Date
May 10, 2022
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Washington State Chardonnay is medium lemon in color and brilliantly clear. Vibrant aromas of crushed apple, stone, beeswax, and pear marry perfectly with understated oak creating subtle spice and vanilla notes. Whole cluster pressing gives delineated fruit flavors. The texture and weight create a pleasant mouthfeel and leave ripe fruit flavors of lemon, peach, and pome fruit. Acidity and fruit are balanced and in proportion. This meticulously made wine is best served well chilled.
93 POINTS, Owen Bargreen: This vintage is 100% sourced from the Woodward Canyon ‘Estate’ Vineyard which was stored in roughly 20% new French oak. This version did not undergo malolactic fermentation and reveals banana, brioche and salted almond notes on the palate. Delicious now, consume over the next five to seven years. Drink 2022-2028
Vineyard Notes
100% Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard - 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%, 750-850ft elevation. Managed in-house by Woodward Canyon.
Winemaker Notes
Barrel fermented in 100% French Sirugue oak, 40% new.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with creamy pasta dishes or a wide variety of dishes that include seafood or mushrooms.
Other Notes
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay