2019 Canvasback Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Home to many of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and most acclaimed vineyards, grapes have been grown in Walla Walla Valley since the 1850s. With deep, loamy soils and a climate that features a significant swing between day and nighttime temperatures, Walla Walla Valley offers ideal conditions for growing and producing an elegant and beautifully aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon, with bright acidity.
Varietal Composition: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
Luxurious and beautifully aromatic, the bouquet of this robust Cabernet Sauvignon reveals fascinating notes of loamy earth and wet-rock minerality, with tantalizing layers of wild blackberry, bramble, plum and cassis, as well as oak-inspired hints of graham cracker and mocha. On the palate it is ripe and powerful, with silky, mouth-filling dark berry and damson plum flavors that carry the wine to a long, driving finish.
Heavy winter snowfall in 2019 led to well-irrigated soils and a late budbreak. The relatively cool weather continued throughout spring and summer with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, and only a few days over 100º F. This allowed for beautiful flavor development balanced by ideal acid retention, producing elegant and age-worthy wines with lovely energy and character, supple tannins and bright, juicy flavors.
Walla Walla Valley
0.65 g/100 ml
Aged 20 months in 100% French oak 80% new, 20% neutral