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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 92265)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $79.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 2004 "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and powerful red wine. It expresses the purity of fully mature Cabernet Sauvignon fruit that one only can get from 35 year old vines. The Petit Verdot offers another layer of complexity and broadens the flavor profile of the wine beautifully. Flavors of dried black cherry and cassis married with spicy new oak and vanilla coats the mouth. The texture is soft and silky yet there are firm mature tannins in the rich, long finish. The color is dark blackish purple and complex fruit aromas leap from the glass. This red wine will benefit greatly from additional cellaring.
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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.