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Woodward Canyon Merlot 2015

America, Washington
Woodward Canyon Merlot

The wine shows beautifully, with rich high toned fruit, balanced acidity and great proportion. Complex flavors of cherry, spice, coffee and earth are enticing. Notes of black cherry, spiced oak, leather and earth come forth in the aroma. This wine is generous and balanced enough to enjoy now, yet with the complexity and structure to age well for six years or more.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Woodward Canyon
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Varietal(s) 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
¥7,480  (incl. tax)

The wine shows beautifully, with rich high toned fruit, balanced acidity and great proportion. Complex flavors of cherry, spice, coffee and earth are enticing. Notes of black cherry, spiced oak, leather and earth come forth in the aroma. This wine is generous and balanced enough to enjoy now, yet with the complexity and structure to age well for six years or more.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Woodward Canyon
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Varietal(s) 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code 1063115
UPC 6-74163-06062-3
Winery

Winery Description

Owner and winemaker Rick Small’s family has been farming the same land where Woodward Canyon’s vineyards now lie for three generations. Rick first planted vineyards here in the late 1970’s, and Woodward Canyon was the second winery to be established in the Walla Walla appellation in 1981, after Leonetti. With deep roots in the land, Rick Small is one of a handful of the Washington wine industry’s ‘elder statesmen’ that have devoted their lives to producing some of the world’s finest wines in Washington. Woodward Canyon wines express the passion and intensity of Rick Small’s devotion to his work - he personally oversees the crafting of each of his wines from vine to bottle. Painstaking effort is taken in each step of the winemaking process, from canopy and irrigation management in the vineyard to ageing oak in order to make his own barrels at the winery. Rick’s vision for his wine has always been quality over quantity, and his enduring reputation as one of Washington’s finest winemakers is testament to his success. Woodward Canyon wines are never fined nor filtered and are always expertly handcrafted. Rick Small’s intimate knowledge of the land and passion for quality can be tasted in every glass.