Andrew Will Winery Two Blondes Vineyard 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Washington

$60.00 $39.99
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Item No. 104842
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP92
  • ST92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

This precocious vineyard is finally showing strength and a youthful complexity that I much admire in other wines. I like its assertive nose and exuberant body as well as the clean finish. The wine has much Cabernet Franc in it yet seems to have that herbal and mineral side to it that I look for in the wines I taste and buy. I was not sure how this vineyard would go but with all the patience of a saint, Chris Hoon the vineyard manager, has brought to Andrew Will a truly complex and well ripened fruit. We continue to work row by row with this area and we are hopeful that in a few years the growing reputation which this much maligned part of Washington has had in the past will morph into a truly compelling area for growing Merlot, Cabernet France Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petite Verdot.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Two Blondes Vineyard is sourced from a vineyard in Yakima Valley owned by Camarda. It is a blend of 43% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 28% Merlot. It offers up aromas of balsam wood, cinnamon, sage, incense, black cherry, and black currant. This is followed by supple, ripe wine with fine-grained tannins, savory flavors, and excellent balance. Dense and concentrated, it will continue to blossom with another 2-3 years of bottle age and offer a drinking window extending from 2011 to 2023. "
92 Points

"Good bright ruby-red. Musky aromas and flavors of sweet dark berries, truffle and smoke. Quite lush and sweet, but with enticing inner-mouth lift and a bright spicy quality to the fruit flavors. I find this distinctly fresher and suaver than the 2005 bottling. Rich, firmly structured wine with fine tannins to support bottle aging. Chris Camarda has taken his wines to a new level of freshness and consistency with the 2006 vintage, thanks in large part to the installation of new heating and cooling equipment in his winery, and the adoption of closed-top tanks, which has enabled him to make wines with better definition."
92 Points

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Rating:
(4/28/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is wonderful, wonderful wine. I bought it for a great price of $35.99. It's smooth and has solid character and syrupy legs.
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(10/3/2011)
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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...

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Learn About Yakima Valley

Washington's first appellation, Yakima Valley has over one third of the state's vineyards. The rolling foothills of the Cascades give the vines a good sun angle, so grapes are well-ripened come harvest time. Merlot dominates the plantings here, creating elegant wines with complex fruit, herbs & structure. Syrah continues to grow in popularity, creating blanced wines with...

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