Woodward Canyon 2015 Artist Series #24 Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 POINTS

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The 2015 Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon shows a complex nose of baking spice, black olive and graham integrated beautifully with aromas of ripe black fruits. In the mouth the wine is rich and elegant, showing subtle notes of herb and black berry. Integrated tannins enhance the texture and give proportion; the finish is complex, generous, and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should develop for ten years or more.

Varietal Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot
Appellation: Columbia Valley AVA
Aging: 28 months in 100% French oak

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

92 Points - Wine Spectator
"Polished and elegantly structured, with expressive cherry, tobacco and clove flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026. 1,971 cases made." -TF, 5/31/19

91+ Points - Vinous
"(mostly made from Champoux and the estate vineyard; aged in 50% new oak): Saturated ruby. Sexy nose combines cassis, crushed-stone minerality, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate and menthol. Alluringly sweet, plush flavors of cassis, plum, dark raspberry, spices, licorice, dark chocolate and glossy oak are complicated by slightly medicinal notes of kirsch, menthol and herbs. Offers noteworthy density and depth and finishes with rather powerful broad, dusty tannins. Winemaker Mott kept this in barrel for 28 months, compared to a normal 22. There's plenty of mid-palate energy and thickness here, but I find all these wines quite oaky and a bit herbal. Mott told me he generally likes them best five to seven years after the vintage, but this rather chunky wine will more like seven to ten years to assume its adult shape. He also noted that "more people age our Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon." Plush, menthol, cassis, kirsch and dark chocolate. A bit obvious, chunky? (14.9% alcohol)" -ST, Nov/2018

91 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is a blend of fruit from Woodward Canyon Estate, Champoux, Sagemoor and Spring Creek vineyards. Despite seeing just 50% new oak, aromas of baking spice and vanilla are at the fore at present, in front of notes of herb and cherry. The palate brings a suave feel, with a lovely sense of texture, dipping in the middle before coming back together. The oak influence is intense right now. Give it time to settle in. Best after 2023." -SS, 3/1/19


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