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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2004
Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval 2004
(search item no. 90356)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 48% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

The nose is a lovely blend of earth and fruit and is quite forward for such a young wine. The wine is medium bodied offset by depth and a sense of promise. This is a stalwart wine with well defined delicate shading. The fruit profile is red fruit with floral aromas mixed with a kind of earthy spiciness.

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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.