2017 Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, USA
As always, this wine is a blend of fruit from Champoux and Sagemoor vineyards, both first planted in the early 1970s. The aromas are reserved, with notes of blackberry, vanilla, spice and cigar box not yet ready to reveal themselves. Full, palate-coating, layered flavors follow, showing a lot of intensity. It packs a big punch, with a warm finish following. It's all about opulence but keeps it in balance.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Plenty of chocolate and coffee character to the dark fruit here. It’s full-bodied with a velvety texture. Big wine, yet toned and polished. 93% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot and 2% malbec. Drink after 2022.
93 Points James Suckling