"One of the stars of the lineup (yet also one of the most expensive as well), the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines checks in as 87% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Syrah, from vines planted in the 1970s, that spent 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Big, rich, chocolaty and concentrated, with tons of blackcurrant, singed toast, vanilla bean and smoked herbs, it has full-bodied richness, building tannin and the overall balance and purity to evolve gracefully for 10-15 years." –Jun-16
"(50% from a 1972 planting in Sagemoor vineyard, the rest from Champoux vineyard blocks planted in 1972 and 1981): Dark ruby-red. Captivating aromas of cassis, blueberry, black plum, licorice, tobacco leaf and espresso, lifted by high-toned spices and flowers. Wonderfully rich, sweet and plush on the palate, offering terrific concentration and breadth to its flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spices. Finishes with substantial noble tannins and slowly building, sneaky length. A superb showing today, but this wine has the balance for a long life in bottle."
SF International Wine Competition Woodward Canyon Winery, 2013 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 'Old Vines'
This “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes that were planted in the early 1970’s. Hand-harvested grapes are fermented in 2000 liter stainless steel tanks and punched down two times per day. Average fermentation occurs between seven and ten days. After pressing and racking, the various lots are moved to new French barrels for aging and maturation. In late summer, the wine is racked from barrel, assembled and bottled mid-August.