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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008
Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2008
(search item no. 109472)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Although this wine has much more Cabernet Sauvignon than the 2007, the wines seem to be more like sisters than cousins. The 2008 stands not in the shadows of 2007 as I had first thought it might but right next to it. It is a wine that although different in structure, nevertheless possesses all that it needs to satisfy now and in the future.

Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

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About Andrew Will Winery:

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 developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after his son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor in putting Washington State on the map as a world-class wine-producing region.

Andrew Will wines are labeled by vineyard with each wine a different makeup of the Bordeaux varietals. These vineyards, all in the Columbia Valley, include Camarda's own estate Two Blondes. He is part owner of the Champoux Vineyard and sources from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard.