Robert Parker 93
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (which contains 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Syrah) has a superb pedigree with 76% of the fruit coming from the Champoux Vineyard in which the winery is a partner. It is a layered, savory, impeccably balanced effort that will continue to develop for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2023+.
Woodward Canyon, directed by its founder Rick Small, remains one of Washingtons benchmark wineries. The two Chardonnays are outstanding."
Wine Spectator 91
"Rich and ripe, with a green edge to the ripe plum and cherry flavors, lingering with deft balance on the firm-textured finish. Best after 2013."
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Woodward Canyon Winery was established in 1981 by Rick Small and Darcey Fugman-Small. It was the second winery in the Walla Walla Valley. The winery gained early recognition for its cabernet sauvignons, merlots and chardonnays.
Rick planted the first of forty-one acres of the Estate Vineyard in 1976 on his family's dryland wheat ranch. The winery also purchases grapes from selected growers and is a partner is Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills.
In 1998, Woodward Canyon also began producing wines under its second label, Nelms Road. Nelms Road offers merlot and cabernet sauvignon and was developed to produce delicious and affordable red wine.
Woodward Canyon is a founding member of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and of Walla Walla Valley Vinea, the Winegrower's Sustainable Trust.
Farming Practice: Practicing Organic