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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 109330)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 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 "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and complex yet shows elegance, restraint and sophistication. It expresses the purity of fully mature cabernet sauvignon that one only can get from 35 year old vines. The color is dark red to purple and has complex aromas of earth, cherry, leather and mocha. Flavors of ripe black fruits and cassis married with exotic spices of new oak and vanilla coat the mouth. The texture is soft and silky yet there are mature integrated tannins in the rich, long finish. I love the generous proportion this red wine displays and with proper storage, it will age for ten years.
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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.