Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
The "Old Vines" Cabernet originally started as the "Dedication Series" with the start of the winery in 1981. The label features a pioneer of the Walla Walla Valley and the wine is now sourced primarily from Champoux Vineyard, which is home to some of the oldest cabernet blocks in the state of Washington. This is a heavier-bodied cabernet and will typically age well, with proper cellar conditions, 15+ years from vintage.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines is the 25th anniversary of this wine. The gentleman on the label is A.P. Woodward after whom this parcel of real estate takes its name and it will remain as the permanent label in future vintages. The wine is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot with the Cabernet sourced from Sagemoor and Champoux Vineyards planted in the early 1970s, about as old as you will find in Washington. It was aged for 22 months in new French oak. A saturated purple color, it offers up a super-fragrant perfume of wood smoke, spice box, incense, espresso, black currant, and blackberry. Burly, muscular, and full-bodied on the palate, the wine has superb density, incipient complexity, and layers of savory fruit. There is enough structure to support a decade of cellaring and it should be at its best from 2017 to 2036."
Woodward Canyon Winery
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. View all Woodward Canyon Wines
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Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
About WashingtonRelated Links:Now the number two producer in the United States, Washington State has also grown in quality.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.