2016 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist SeriesBlend from United States
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"This enticing and deeply colored red wine shows a complex nose of baking spice, black olive and graham integrated beautifully with aromas of ripe black fruits. In the mouth th...
- 92 Wine Spectator
- 92 Anthony Mueller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 90 Wine Enthusiast
92 Wine Spectator
"Well-knit and delicately spirited, with expressive blackberry, tobacco and spice flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 863 cases made. — TF"
92 Anthony Mueller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series is an expressive Cabernet with a tight core of red and black fruit that exudes aromas of red and purple flowers, sweet oak spices, mocha and cinnamon on the nose. The full-bodied palate is rich with a beautiful depth of layers and shines with precision across the mid-palate. The finish is elegant and powerful, long and impressive. Only 863 cases were made, and they are worth every penny!"
91+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Deep ruby-red. Aromas of plum, licorice and brushy peppery herbs show an obvious pyrazine character. Inky, medicinal blueberry, blackberry, cassis, menthol and cocoa powder flavors convey a slightly elevated impression of alcohol and some exotic Taransaud oak notes. The tannins are a bit granular but not hard or dry. Mott told me he kept the 2016 Cabernets in barrel five to eight months longer than usual because he wanted to smooth out the somewhat hard edges of their tannins. Incidentally, Woodward Canyon is the second largest owner of vines in Champoux; only Quilceda Creek has more. (14.9% alcohol; mostly from Champoux Vineyard's Baby Poux block but also includes older Champoux plantings from 1981 and 1972 plus some Sagemoor blocks from 1972)"
90 Wine Enthusiast
"How times flies. In the 25th iteration of this wine, aromas of sweet barrel spice, vanilla, the blackest of cherries, herb and scorched earth lead to creamy, well-balanced fruit and barrel flavors, with vanilla extract and cocoa notes on the finish. -SS"
"This enticing and deeply colored red wine shows a complex nose of baking spice, black olive and graham integrated beautifully with aromas of ripe black fruits. In the mouth the wine is rich and elegant, showing subtle notes of herb and black berry. Integrated tannins enhance the texture and give proportion; the finish is complex, generous, and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring for 10-15+ years from vintage." - Winery
92 - Wine Spectator
92 - Anthony Mueller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91+ - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
90 - Wine Enthusiast
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, earth, green, plum, mocha, black cherry, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, spice, earth, violet, rose, truffle, coffee and leather|