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Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard 2007

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“The 2007 Champoux Vineyard is a bit more deeply colored. A blend of 52% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot, it is also denser, richer, more plush, and longer in the finish…95” WA 08/10

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Andrew Will:
Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris had developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after the Camardas’ son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor to the success and notoriety in recent years of Washington State wines. Initially, the winer... Read more
Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris had developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after the Camardas’ son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor to the success and notoriety in recent years of Washington State wines. Initially, the winery consisted of 900 square feet of rented industrial space in Seattle. In the early days, everything was done by hand from shoveling grapes into crushers, to labeling and delivering the wine. In 1994, the Camardas moved to Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, where they built the present winery. They now have two buildings which allow them to make about 4300 cases of wine a year. They have also purchased land in Eastern Washington and planted 36 acres in grapes. Andrew Will makes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. As Chris Camarda has developed his style of winemaking over the years, he has focused on the primacy of the vineyard over variety. It is now the driving force behind Andrew Will. While the idea of terroir has become almost a hollow marketing tool, it has great attraction for Chris in its purest form. "I believe that an individual piece of property can form a signature - an identity - and it is that face that is the focus of my winemaking, " he said. "We are trying to let the vineyards reveal themselves. I believe that if Washington is ever to be considered a great wine region we need to establish the characteristics of our geographical areas and the characteristics of each vineyard in those areas," he added. He also believes that blends of varieties also make the most complex and attractive wines. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot, two grapes which mature beautifully over the long growing season in Eastern Washington, when blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, best express the characteristics of a vineyard. For instance, the 1999 Sorella is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet France and 15% Merlot. Andrew Will has no plans to increase the size of the winery or its output but instead to focus on the vineyards and the care needed to produce the kind of fruit to satisfy the Andrew Will ideals. Read less

Member Reviews for Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
10/21/2010

Nice wine - the Cab Franc leaves a clear taste, although its primarily Cab Sauv dominated. Cheaper than the Champoux blend, this is a nice alternative.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.50 5
10/21/2010

My favorite wine from Andrew Will - the Cab Franc dominates and is full of expression. Peppery with delicate lilac flavors. Very nice and balanced.


Snooth User: Pepper Turner
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4.00 5
10/31/2010

I think a better name would have been two brunettes ;o) This is a hearty wine that is surprising in its velvety finish. Elegant but not stuffy. A very good wine for the price.


External Reviews for Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Andrew Will Champoux 2007: in Barriques gereift (21 Monate), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, etwas Zeit geben zum Atmen!,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Andrew Will WineryRebsorte: 19% Cabernet Sauvignon52% Cabernet Franc21% Merlot8% Petit VerdotRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,75 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright ruby-red. Fruit-driven, complex aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and dried herbs. Juicy and gripping, with penetrating acidity framing the berry flavors. Not a fleshy style but pure, vibrant, clean and long.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2007 Ciel du Cheval is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 40% new French oak for 20 months. Medium purple in color, it offers up an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, olives, violets, cassis, and black currant. Ripe, smooth-textured, and mouth-filling, it has enough structure to evolve for several years. This lengthy effort will offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2027.


External Review
07/18/2010

Lithe, focused and beautifully detailed, offering a gorgeous array of floral-accented blackberry, boysenberry and anise flavors, lingering easily on the deftly balanced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 958 cases made. -HS (72% cabernet sauvignon, 15% cabernet franc, 10% merlot and 3% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Cassis, black cherry and berry skin aromas are lifted by a floral note. Supple, sweet and densely packed, with savory and floral notes adding interest to the smooth dark berry flavors, and ripe, harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine. Youthfully medicinal in a positive way. Finishes with big, broad tannins and flavors of dark fruits and licorice pastille that dust the entire palate. This may ultimately merit an even higher score.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
08/03/2010

Champoux 2007 - Andrew Will: Champoux 2007 - Rotwein von Andrew Will WineryDer Andrew Will Champoux 2007 ist ein Blend von 4 verschiedenen Bordeauxweinen aus dem Weinberg Champoux, bei Seattle. Seinen unwiderstehlichen Charme verleihen ihm sein Körperreichtum und sein wohlgerundetes Fruchtprofil. Als extra erlesene Geschmacksnuance erleben wir bei ihm einen leichten Anflug von Teer, ein Hinweis auf extraktreiche Rotweine besonders großer Jahrgänge. Hinzu kommen Aromen von Waldbeeren mit starken Anklängen von Heidelbeeren, welche einen Eindruck von Reife und üppiger Fülle bewirken.Weingut: Dominus EstateLand: USARegion: Washington StateRebsorten: 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 8% Petit VerdotInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,75 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,25 g/lRestsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (21 Monate) Rotwein > USA > Washington State


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A bit rough around the edges, but not enough to detract from the gorgeous, focused blackberry, currant, green olive and dusky spice flavors that course through the focused finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2012 through 2017.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Dark and youthful, this blends cabernet franc and merlot with a small portion of cabernet sauvignon. It leads with savory tar and mocha scents that meld with plump blue fruit. The flavors seem fat and rich at first, but the tannins supporting all that weight are so precise and tightly wound itandrsquo;s clear the wine is a long way from peak expression. Wait a year, then check it out with a hanger steak.


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“The 2007 Champoux Vineyard is a bit more deeply colored. A blend of 52% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot, it is also denser, richer, more plush, and longer in the finish…95” WA 08/10

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