Wine Enthusiast Woodward Canyon Winery, 2012 Woodward Canyon Estate Red
"This blend is near-equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon along with a healthy dollop of Petit Verdot (18%). It shows a mix of fruit and savory elements, with notes of potting soil, green coffee bean, mocha, fresh herbs, licorice, generous barrel spices and red and black fruitâÄîshowing more with each swirl. The fruit and chocolate flavors are dense and rich, with bright acids and a firm core of tannins. The balance is spot-on and the finish lingers. It drinks beautifully now but you can expect it to age for another 20 years." â€“Mar 2016
SF International Wine Competition Woodward Canyon Winery, 2012 Woodward Canyon Estate Red
Woodward Canyon Winery, 2012 Woodward Canyon Estate Red
27% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Cabernet Franc
18% Petit Verdot
All grapes are sustainably grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. Since 2006, the vineyard has
been certified sustainable by the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) and LIVE. The
IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in
plant protection. The vineyard is also designated as Salmon Safe. This wine is 100% from the Estate
Vineyard also making it a certified Salmon Safe wine.
This wine is fermented in small 2000 liter open top tanks with native yeast and is punched down two times per day. After pressing, this wine went directly to new French chateau barrels for maturation and development.