Woodward Canyon Winery, Woodward Canyon Estate Sauvignon Blanc

The harvest of four distinct clones took place on September 3rd and 4th. Hand harvested grapes were sorted and whole cluster pressed. Settled juice was chilled and cold fermented in stainless steel; this wine did not go through malo-lactic fermentation. After primary fermentation the wine was aged in neutral French oak for complexity and roundness. There is a varietal purity in this sauvignon blanc that I love, yet still it expresses a very distinct Woodward Canyon Vineyard sense of place. This wine has a beautiful light straw color and is brilliantly clear. The nose is showing a touch of ripe melon, perhaps even a subtle muscat note. There are lively flavors of ripe white peach, melon and spice; the fruit is balanced with lovely acidity and the texture is layered and rich. The finish is generous and long. Serve this wine very well chilled with Darcey’s Dungeness crab cakes.

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Grape Variety or Blend
Sauvignon Blanc

Price Range
$20 - $30

AVA Designation
Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard or Grower
Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard

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