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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 122272)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Decanter rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has an enticing nose of earth, cedar and tobacco integrated with aromas of black fruits and cassis. In the mouth the wine is firm but rich showing notes of pepper, herb and berries. Integrated tannins enhance the texture and give proportion; the finish is complex, generous, and long. 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.

Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

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About Woodward Canyon:

Woodward Canyon Winery was founded by Rick Small in 1981. He is currently soul-searching on the subject of terroir. Debating the suitability of certain varietals to certain vineyard plots has become a quandary. On the one hand, the grapes growing there do fine and are the basis for extremely successful wines (Chardonnay, mostly); on the other, would Merlot or Cabernet Franc provide even more exciting character? The evolution of the Northwest wine industry continues.