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Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series 2009

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"#78 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...Here the high alcohol does not obscure the layered fruits and overall complexity of this exceptional Cabernet. Thick, ripe and richly endowed, it keeps its black fruit, ripe tannins and liquorous barrel notes all in proportion, and pulls in top flight fruit from Champoux, Sagemoor, the estate vineyard and other select sites. Earth, cedar and tobacco notes highlight the extended finish...95" WE 4/12 "Woodward Canyon’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series – half of which comes from Champoux Vineyard and nearly a third from the estate (the minor lots also hailing from prestigious sites) – is surprisingly able to handle its 15.8% alcohol with only a hint of residual heat. High-toned and inner-mouth floral elements seem to point toward the blend’s 15% Cabernet Franc (there being lesser amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot) in an otherwise round, rich, sweetly dark berry-fruited performance. Hints of macaroon and vanilla from barrel in no way detract from the purity of fruit, nor from the buzzing, tingling sense of energy conveyed in a tenacious yet not at all roughly tannic finish. I would expect this to be worth revisiting over the next 8-10 years...91" WA 12/12 "Fresh and zesty, with a dark cast to the cherry flavors that show licorice and tar notes. Finishes with intensity against a mild grip of tannins...90" WS 11/12

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Woodward Canyon Winery:
Located in the Walla Walla Valley appellation of Washington State, Woodward Canyon Winery was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Since that time, the winery has consistently produced premium, award-winning cabernet sauvignons and merlots as well as chardonnays. Early on Rick determined that quality would take precedence over quantity. Consequently, Woodward Cany... Read more
Located in the Walla Walla Valley appellation of Washington State, Woodward Canyon Winery was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Since that time, the winery has consistently produced premium, award-winning cabernet sauvignons and merlots as well as chardonnays. Early on Rick determined that quality would take precedence over quantity. Consequently, Woodward Canyon has remained small, increasing its production from 1,200 cases in 1981 to our current production of about 17,000 cases. About 7,000 of this total production is Nelms Road, Woodward Canyon's second label. Click here to read more about Nelms Road. Woodward Canyon is a founding member of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and of Walla Walla Valley Vinea, the Winegrower's Sustainable Trust. Woodward Canyon Winery is located in Lowden, about 13 miles west of Walla Walla, Washington. Our tasting room is a restored 1870's farmhouse. Read less

External Reviews for Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/24/2012

Here the high alcohol does not obscure the layered fruits and overall complexity of this exceptional Cabernet. Thick, ripe and richly endowed, it keeps its black fruit, ripe tannins and liquorous barrel notes all in proportion, and pulls in top fligh... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2009 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series #18 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/02/2012

Thick, ripe and richly endowed, it keeps its black fruit, ripe tannins and liquorous barrel notes all in proportion, and pulls in top ight fruit from Champoux, Sagemoor, the estate vineyard and other select sites. Earth, cedar and tobacco notes.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2009 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series #18 750ml



"#78 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...Here the high alcohol does not obscure the layered fruits and overall complexity of this exceptional Cabernet. Thick, ripe and richly endowed, it keeps its black fruit, ripe tannins and liquorous barrel notes all in proportion, and pulls in top flight fruit from Champoux, Sagemoor, the estate vineyard and other select sites. Earth, cedar and tobacco notes highlight the extended finish...95" WE 4/12 "Woodward Canyon’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series – half of which comes from Champoux Vineyard and nearly a third from the estate (the minor lots also hailing from prestigious sites) – is surprisingly able to handle its 15.8% alcohol with only a hint of residual heat. High-toned and inner-mouth floral elements seem to point toward the blend’s 15% Cabernet Franc (there being lesser amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot) in an otherwise round, rich, sweetly dark berry-fruited performance. Hints of macaroon and vanilla from barrel in no way detract from the purity of fruit, nor from the buzzing, tingling sense of energy conveyed in a tenacious yet not at all roughly tannic finish. I would expect this to be worth revisiting over the next 8-10 years...91" WA 12/12 "Fresh and zesty, with a dark cast to the cherry flavors that show licorice and tar notes. Finishes with intensity against a mild grip of tannins...90" WS 11/12

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