Winemaker’s Notes: This is the wine that started it all. Woodland Goddess is the realization of Winemaker Gary Seidler’s vision for Silvara Cellars, and exactly the kind of red that he envisioned when starting more than a decade ago. After a successful career creating, running, and selling half a dozen businesses, and retiring before the age of 50, Gary earned his degree at UC Davis—essentially, it’s the Harvard of the wine world—and decided to head north, to what eventually became our little slice of Washington State heaven. His goal was to make a red wine that could compete with the best of France, Italy, Spain, California, Australia, and beyond, but that would also express the majesty and honesty of the Pacific Northwest. The result is the Woodland Goddess red blend, a wine that, vintage after vintage, is among our most popular. Sip after sip, this is a ripe, generous Cab-based blend from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA that bursts with exuberant aromas of purple fruit, plums, black raspberries, cedar, and sweet spice—clove, allspice, cinnamon—and a plush, velvety palate with flavors of ripe mountain berries, blackberry coulis, figs, black licorice, vanilla, and cardamom. Power and elegance rarely co-exist so seamlessly.
AWARDS: Double Gold (Washington Wine Awards), Gold (NCW Wine Award)
PAIRINGS: For pairings, consider complementing its elegance with hearty roasted meats, gourmet burgers, or a selection of fine cheeses.
Appellation: Columbia Valley and Horse Heaven Hills
Blend: 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot
Aging Potential: 4-6 years
Harvest Date: 09/12/2018
Aging: 33% New French Oak, 17 months.
Volume: 750 ml
Bottling Date: 06/10/2020
Cases Produced: 502
Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
State of Origin: Washington