Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2014
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Andrew Will’s classic wine from Champoux, a blend of merlot with cabernet sauvignon, franc and malbec, is showing its age with a tawny sheen. Tobacco, horsehide, dried orange peel and plum scent the mouthfilling dried-fig sweetness. Its succulent texture will pair well with braised beef.
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.