Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2012 Front Label
Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2012 Front LabelAndrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2012 Front Bottle Shot

Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2012

  • RP94
  • W&S94
  • WS91
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • RP95
  • WW94
  • JD97
  • RP94
  • JD94
  • WS92
  • W&S92
  • RP93
  • WE92
  • W&S92
  • JS92
  • RP94
  • WE93
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • W&S91
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • W&S93
  • W&S96
  • WE95
  • RP95
  • WS92
  • W&S95
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • WS94
  • WS93
  • RP95
  • WS91
  • WE91
  • RP95
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $67.99
Try the 2013 Vintage 73 99
78
67 99
Save $10.01 (13%)
1
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Tomorrow
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
3.7 5 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

3.7 5 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This beautifully refined wine is very pure and nicely ripe on both the nose and the palate. The black current, sweet dark berries, tobacco leaf, and stony soil characteristics are accompanied by hints of floral notes. Full bodied, this wine is seamless in texture with fine-grained tannins, noticeable grip, and a long memorable finish. It is a superb example what this vineyard and AVA can deliver.

Blend: 64% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the more backwards, structured efforts, the 2012 Champoux Vineyard is a blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon that was raised in 35% new French oak. Full-bodied, serious and loaded with tannin, it offers impressive currant and darker fruits, tobacco leaf and crushed rock like aromas and flavors that continue to gain depth and richness with time in the glass. It should hit full maturity at around age 10, and nicely for a decade or more after that.
Rating: 94+
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits
The 2012 Champoux is about two-thirds cabernet franc, with the balance merlot and cabernet sauvignon. It’s dark and warm at the outset, with scents of plums glazed with warm brown sugar, a hint of mocha emerging with air. The texture is a marvel, dark, suave, as plush as suede, with a lean mineral frame that gives the wine its length and gravitas. Cellar it for a year, then serve with steak.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Bright and tangy, with a sharp edge to the red pepper—accented red berry flavors, followed by blueberry and plum notes that emerge gradually. Finishes with finesse against fine tannins. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
View More
Andrew Will Winery

Andrew Will Winery

View all products
Andrew Will Winery, Washington
Andrew Will Winery Winery Exterior Winery Image

Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was named for nephew Andrew and son Will. Andrew Will 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. They make about 4500 cases of wine. In addition to the blends, Andrew Will makes from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese from fruit grown at Ciel du Cheval.

Image for Horse Heaven Hills Wine Columbia Valley, Washington content section

Horse Heaven Hills Wine

Columbia Valley, Washington

View all products

"Surely this is Horse Heaven!”

Its wide prairies and rolling expanses led an early pioneer to proclaim that the region looked like “horse heaven,” and as a result, the area was appropriately named. Horse Heaven Hills is in south central Washington state, geographically bound on its northern border by the Yakima River and in the south, by the larger Columbia River.

Its proximity to the Columbia River contributes to a variety of climactic factors that dramatically affect its grapes. In particular, an increase in wind from changes in pressure along the river, which flows from the cool and wet Pacific Ocean, inland to Washington’s hot and arid plains, creates 30% more wind than there would be otherwise. These winds moderate temperatures, protect against mold and rot, reduce the risk of early and late season frosts, diminish canopy size and toughen grape skins.

The vineyards bordering the river are on steep, south-facing, well-exposed slopes, with well-drained, sandy-loam soils. But the soils of the appellation are diverse throughout, ranging from wind-blown sand and loess, Missoula Flood sediment, and rocky basalt. Horse Heaven Hills has an arid continental climate with elevations ranging from 200 to 1,800 feet.

The first vines of the appellation were planted in 1972 in an optimal spot now referred to as the Champoux Vineyard. Today it remains the source of some of Washington’s most desirable and expensive Cabernet Sauvignons. In fact, the appellation as a whole boasts many of Washington’s top scoring wines. Its primary grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Image for Bordeaux Blends content section
View all products

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

SOU409428_2012 Item# 301693

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...