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    Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Columbia Valley, Washington

    Ratings

    • RP93
    • WS92
    Price: $63.99
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    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118215

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This wine has a full middle palate with layers of raspberry, black cherry, and plum with blueberry reflections. The wine is soft considering the percentage of cabernet and has good acidity that contributes to its freshness and structure.

    Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Vedot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The Andrew Will 2009 Champoux – which comprises 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot – offers a terrific example of the combination of richness and textural polish with lift and energy that Washington State vineyards, and especially this one, can supply. Both blond and smoky Latakia tobaccos join black raspberry, purple plum and cassis, which are shadowed by their high-toned distilled essences. Hints of vanilla and nutmeg – perhaps from barrel (ca. 40% new); or perhaps part and parcel of Champoux fruit – are subtly complementary, while a saline savor grows in this beauty’s long finish, stimulating the salivary glands as well as the urge to take another sip. Expect this to excel for a decade. Camarda bottled his first Champoux vineyard designate from 1999, a pure Cabernet. Once fruit from the other cepages became available, he began bottling a blend of them all.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Supple, elegant and gentle, unfurling its black currant, tar and floral flavors with grace, underlining them with refined tannins that allow the flavors to linger with delicacy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is a powerful, dense blend of mostly Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc with a little Merlot. Though unformed for now, all of the elements are there: a firm tannic structure, a dusty compote of dark red fruit that feels young and fresh-picked. It needs years in the cellar before deployment on a steak.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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