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darky almost opaque black tinged ruby - vanilla and green pepper explode from the glass, oaky smoky pipe tobaccy,balsamic vinear, cherry coke, bake... Read more
great fruit nose....on the palatte is is very silky with hints of vanilla....very long finish Read more
My favorite wine from Andrew Will - the Cab Franc dominates and is full of expression. Peppery with delicate lilac flavors. Very nice and balanced. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard
darky almost opaque black tinged ruby - vanilla and green pepper explode from the glass, oaky smoky pipe tobaccy,balsamic vinear, cherry coke, baked plum, creme de cassis all follow - sweet attack, lots of red fruits, good acids and tons of soft tannins, medium full mouthfeel with a bit more obvious alcohol here, eucalyptus top not over the curranty fruit with notes of roast meat and vanilla, good if indistinct fruit with an abrupt finish that leaves tanin and alcohol evident. Good in it's style and not at all over blown yet still too much for me
great fruit nose....on the palatte is is very silky with hints of vanilla....very long finish
My favorite wine from Andrew Will - the Cab Franc dominates and is full of expression. Peppery with delicate lilac flavors. Very nice and balanced.
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.
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
A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 2008 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard 750ml
Powerful, focused and compelling for its layers of black cherry, mineral, animal and spice flavors, swirling together on the beautifully constructed finish. This has presence, depth and distinction, with miles to go. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Caber... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 2008 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard 750ml
The 2005 Ciel du Cheval is composed of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc,14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. It offers up darker black fruit aromas and flavors with significantly more structure, grip, and power. It exhibits layers of spicy black fruits which should become increasingly opulent and glossy as it develops in the bottle. Give it a minimum of 5-7 years in the cellar and drink it through 2030.
Bright ruby-red. High-toned aromas of blueberry, raspberry and spices. Then juicy, fresh and spicy in the mouth, with vibrant flavors of blueberry, cassis and bitter chocolate. Finishes with substantial palate- and toothcoating tannins and very good length, with lingering flavors of berries and spices. This has the structure fore eight to ten years of bottle aging.
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.
A completely different blend from the wineryandrsquo;s 2006 Ciel, this reflects Chris Camardaandrsquo;s growing enchantment with Cabernet Franc, which is now 45% of the blend. Most of the rest is Merlot andmdash; a Right Bank style. The concept works. It captures the sleek minerality of the site, and puts the fruit into tight, laser-like focus. The wine seems almost crystalline andmdash; sharp-edged and reflective, with penetrating angles and offset flavors.
Gloriously structured, this extraordinary effort blends 44% merlot, 28% cab franc, 18% cab sauvignon and 10% petite verdot) into a wine that reveals itself in sculpted layer upon layer of scent and flavor. Citrus peel, plum, wild berry, red currant and spice are set upon a base of rich mineral and rock, with precisely cut tannins. Cellar Candidate (8-10 years).
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