There are hundreds of Washington Cabs, but only a handful boast the amazing pedigree of Woodward Canyon's "Old Vines." From the original plantings of Cabernet in Champoux (1972), Sagemoor (1972), and Woodward Canyon Estate (1977), this is truly exquisite Cab, rivaling anything made on the West Coast. Dense and plush, with superb structure, it should age extraordinarily well. I just drank an '03 WWC Old Vines from my cellar and it was still fresh and vibrant. 91% Cabernet Sauvingon and 9% Petit Verdot. - Marcus
This “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and complex yet shows the sophistication, balance and structure that come from decades of working with the same fabulous vineyards. It expresses the purity and typicity of fully mature Cabernet Sauvignon that can only be achieved from old vine fruit. The color is dark purple with elevated aromas of earth, spice, black fruits (Petit Verdot) and leather. Flavors of black fruits and cassis blend beautifully with the exotic spice of new oak. The texture is soft but firm with integrated tannins offering a rich, lingering finish. With proper storage this wine should easily age fifteen years or more.