Nose

This wine is dark red in color with enticing aromas of Christmas fruit cake, and notes of graham.

Palate

An elegant but firm mouth feel begins with plum, herbs, and a slight olive character that finishes with baking spice and graphite/pencil. The smooth tannins and oak integrate beautifully with generous fruit.

Growing Conditions

2018 was a warm and dry vintage where we saw beautiful ripening with lovely physiological maturity. Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard is Certified Salmon Safe.

Harvest

All grapes were harvested by hand and sorted prior to crushing. 2018 was a warm and dry vintage where we saw beautiful ripening with lovely physiological maturity. Clone 4, clone 6, and clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon, and clone 400 of Petit Verdot were thinned to ensure even ripening. The crop yields ranged from 1.5 tons to 2.4 tons per acre.

Bottling

Bottle May 28th, 2020

Winemaking

This wine was fermented in 2000 liter stainless steel tanks and gently punched down twice a day.

Aging

After pressing and settling, this wine went directly to French chateau barrels for additional aging and maturation.

Food Pairing

Pair with mac and cheese with Brussels sprouts or a cheese course with Beechers and Humbolt Fog.