Creating wines that are as complex as they are captivating, Canvasback is following the model established decades ago by Duckhorn Vineyards, and combines grapes from top growers with fruit from Canvasback’s own estate vineyard.
After conducting extensive blind tastings between Napa Valley and Washington Cabernet Sauvignons, they become extremely excited about the quality and character of the wines from Washington State—in particular the exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons from Red Mountain. Working with legendary Washington vineyard manager Dick Boushey, Canvasback begin cultivating relationships with the growers who farm some of the appellation’s most esteemed vineyards.
2014 Canvasback names Washington native Brian Rudin as a winemaker. His vineyard-focused approach to winemaking plays a key role in developing Canvasback’s bold, beautifully structured style. The same year, they acquire a 20-acre unplanted vineyard site on Red Mountain. Located near the top of the mountain, it is widely recognized as the most coveted uncultivated site on the mountain.