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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot 2000
Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot 2000
(search item no. 54255)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2000 Columbia Valley merlot was produced from grapes grown by Conner Lee, Hedges, Artz, Sagemoor, and Champoux vineyards, on or very near the Columbia River in eastern Washington, and Pepper Bridge and Woodward Estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.
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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.