2015 Nelms Road Red Wine
In 1998, Woodward Canyon Winery began producing wines under a second label, Nelms Road. Nelms Road offers a red blend and cabernet sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley and Washington State grapes. It was developed to produce delicious and affordable red wine from young vineyards and surplus lots of Woodward Canyon Winery production. While these wines may be cellared for several years, they are truly ready for enjoyment now.
This new bottling of 2015 Nelms Road Red Wine reflects the vintage well. Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard is the predominant vineyard for this new red blend which is primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Add to that some truly phenomenal press wine from some of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Washington State and we can produce a truly remarkable red wine at a moderate price point.
The very warm 2015 vintage gave beautifully ripe yet balanced fruit with enticing flavors of black cherry, mocha and baking spice. Complex aromas of roasted meat, black fruits and tobacco integrate, leading to a soft generous finish. The wine is purple in color and has lovely texture; and though it was bottled early to retain fruit, is quite enjoyable now. This red blend will improve substantially with additional time in bottle and with proper storage should age well for five years or more.