2020 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.
This alluring wine displays a mosaic of dark fruit aromas from wild blackberry and cassis to huckleberry and black plum, with undercurrents of rich, loamy earth and fresh herbs adding depth and complexity. The dark berry layers are echoed on the juicy, concentrated palate, with polished tannins adding a supple roundness to the lush, flowing flavors as they glide to a dramatic dark berry and spice finish.
A cold, dry winter was followed by an equally cool spring, which led to a slightly later-than-normal budbreak and bloom. Following mid-June rains that had a modest impact on the size of the crop, the weather turned hot in July and August, spurring the grapes to a long, sustained period of ripening. Our early ripening Syrah from The Rocks District offered beautiful flavor and color development, with polished tannins. With smaller overall yields, our Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon produced wines of tremendous concentration and power, with great ripeness and flavor development. To ensure the exceptional nature of all of our 2020 wines, we assessed all of our wines using both sensory and laboratory analysis to ensure that they were in no way affected by smoke from the Oregon wildfires.
Walla Walla Valley
0.55 g/100 ml
Aged 19 months in 100% French oak 80% new, 20% neutral