A new winery project started by Duckhorn Vineyards of Napa Valley prestige, Canvasback is an exciting new player in Washington wine. Canvasback essentially follows Duckhorn’s model by crafting wines made by grapes from top growers with fruit from Canvasback’s own estate vineyard.
The current Cabernet wine is sourced from some great vineyards in Washington, including Klipsun, La Coye, Shaw and Quintessence. 2013 marked the first year that Canvasback acquired a 20-acre unplanted vineyard site on Red Mountain. Located near the top of the mountain, above the frost zone at an elevation of approximately 1,100 to 1,300 feet, this exciting site is lead by Canvasback vineyard manager Dick Boushey, and head winemaker Brian Rudin. Canvasback began planting its Red Mountain vineyard predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2014. The name Canvasback connected with Duckhorn Wine Company’s waterfowl tradition as the Canvasback duck is native to the Pacific Flyway, with breeding grounds in Washington State.
Brian Rudin has crafted a silky wine with his new offering from Red Mountain, as the 2014 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 92) has wonderful depth, complexity and a silky mouthfeel. Learn more about this winery at https://www.canvasbackwine.com Here is the new Cabernet release by Canvasback.
2014 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon -The 2014 Canvasback Cabernet is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc which was aged for 18 months in 99% French oak (60% new) prior to bottling. This wonderful Cabernet is made by Duckhorn, who have sourced from Red Mountain. This wine opens with aromas of blackberry cobbler, black cherry, eucalyptus and sagebrush accents. The palate is plush, currently showing ripe flavors of boysenberry jam, black olive, black cherry pie and suggestions of milk chocolate. The lush mouthfeel and silky texture shine through. Drink 2017-2028 - 92