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2019 Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 7955803 - Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner; Removed from subterranean passive storage in a temperature controlled home

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jagot 1 $18 $18
luchavino 2 $17 $34
iabraz 1 of 4 $17 $17
4 $15
Item Sold Amount Date
I7955803 1 $18 Sep 19, 2021
I7955803 3 $17 Sep 19, 2021
I7948431 6 $16 Sep 12, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Enthusiast

...aromas are all about subtlety with its notes of spice, apple and Bosc pear. The flavors are full of grace and balance, bringing vibrancy and freshness.

PRODUCER

Woodward Canyon

Woodward Canyon is in Walla Walla. It was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife Darcey Fugman-Small. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Barbera and other wines. Woodward canyon owns 42 acres of vineyards near Lowden, Washington, and also sources grapes from Washington vineyards. The estate produces about 15,000 cases annually, which includes about 7,000 cases of Nelms Road wines. Nelms Road is the estate’s second label.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.