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Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 04

 

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This wine has a beautiful nose of spicy oak and cedar integrated with ripe black fruits and cherry. A firm rich mouth feel begins with cassis and black berry leading towards chocolate and mocha. The finish is generous and long, yet there is still restraint. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will definitely benefit from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should develop for ten years or more. - the winery

This 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from grapes grown at Champoux, Klipsun, Sagemoor, Tapteil, and Woodward Canyon Estate. These five vineyards are some of the most highly regarded properties in Washington State and produce fantastic wines in their own right. In blend, they can produce extraordinary wine.

2004 proved challenging in certain Washington vineyards when an extreme winter freeze occurred in early January. Only vineyards located at some of the highest elevations were unaffected. However, the fruit that survived this extreme winter event was exceptional and ripened beautifully under near perfect conditions. This Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and was punched down or pumped over twice a day. Aging in predominantly new French Chateaux barrels has produced a complex and generous red wine.


Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:

Previous 2003 Vintage tasting Notes

Wine Advocate 91 points: "The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series #12 was aged in 75% new oak of which 70% was French and 30% American (Pennsylvania). Its intense aromas display candied black fruits, notes of sweet cedar, and oak-laced spices. This medium to full-bodied effort has terrific mouthfeel. Its velvety-textured personality broadens on the palate to reveal a harmonious core of jammy blackberries. Its long, angle-free finish is sensual and silky. Anticipated maturity: now-2017."

Tastings, March 2006 93 points and * Cellar Selection

"Brilliant ruby red hue. Black cherry, black currant, tar, clove and menthol aromas. Medium-full to full-bodied with excellent concentration, this is a deeply concentrated wine that has a bright future ahead of it. The youthful tannins and oak are nicely integrated and there is very good persistence of fruit."

From the winery:

This 2003 Artist Series was produced from grapes grown primarily at Champoux, Woodward Canyon Estate, Canoe Ridge, Klipsun, Sagemoor, Tapteil and Pepper Bridge vineyards. These seven vineyards are some of the most highly regarded properties in Washington and produce fantastic wines in their own right. In a blend, they can produce extraordinary wine.

The 2003 vintage was the warmest vintage for Washington that we have experienced since we began making wine in 1981. We achieved extraordinary ripening with full physiological maturity achieved through rigorous cultural practices such as shoot thinning, leaf stripping and green harvesting. This cabernet sauvignon was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and was punched down or pumped over twice a day. Aging in predominantly new French Chateaux barrels has produced a complex and generous red wine.

This wine has a beautiful nose of spicy oak and cedar integrated with ripe black fruits and cherry. A firm rich mouth feel begins with cassis and black berry leading towards chocolate and mocha. The finish is generous and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will definitely benefit from additional cellaring and with proper storage should develop for eight years or more.

About the Artist:

"I was born in Seattle, Washington in 1956 but I've lived off and on in Walla Walla most of my life. My father, an artist/painter, too, taught me how to draw and introduced me to the Great Masters. When I was 15 years old, with my parents blessing (and Ivan Illich's!),I decided to quit school and devoted myself to drawing, painting,reading and other studies.

The great French painter, Cezanne, in a late letter, asked, "Is art a kind of priesthood where only the most pure of heart are allowed to enter?" Indeed, great works of Art are truly Transcendent. Elevated. Profound: The "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and Rembrandt's "Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels" in the Louvre, Cezanne's "Montagne Sant-Victoire" in the Philadelphia Museum. For myself, I continue to study the Great Masters and Nature and try to add a link of my own to the Art of Painting."

-- Aaron Burgess


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