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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 117847)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $79.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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 the sophistication and balance that comes from decades of making the "old vines" from the same grapes. It expresses the purity of fully mature cabernet sauvignon that, in my opinion can only be experienced from 35 or 40 year old vines. The color is dark purple and the aromas are of earth, black fruits, dried juniper berry, leather and mocha. Flavors of ripe black fruits and cassis blend beautifully with the exotic spice of new oak to coat the mouth. The texture is soft and silky yet there are mature integrated tannins offering a rich, lingering finish. With proper storage; it will age for ten years or more.

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% 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.