WINES

Will Camarda

Wines

VINEYARD

Our single vineyard blends explore the primacy of vineyard over varietal. Using the Bordeaux varietals from each vineyard, we produce blends to express that site. The differences between the vineyard wines are of particular interest.

Two Blondes
2013 Two Blondes

This is a medium to full bodied wine from a vintage that is the winemaker’s favorite since he first started making wine in 1989. “I am absolutely crazy about the 2013’s,”says Chris Camarda. “These wines are fresh and elegant.”

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2012 Two Blondes

This medium-full bodied wine is  50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc. This cooler sited vineyard with clay soils atop basalt bedrock provides standout Merlot and Cabernet Franc, in particular.  The bouquet is outstanding, bringing to mind black plums, dark currants, coffee, a touch of menthol, cigar smoke, and fresh herbs.

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Champoux
2013 Champoux

This medium to full-bodied wine exhibits the energy and freshness that are the hallmarks of these 2013 vintage wines.
The wine has an abundance of fruit and earth flavors that bring depth to the mid-palate. Lively acidity and polished tannins keep this wine evolving over the next 15 years.
This wine has balance and power which reflects what the vineyard can deliver.
 

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2012 Champoux

A blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. 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.

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Sorella
2012 Sorella

Textured, balanced and rich, our signature wine is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon from the Champoux Vineyard; 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. The gorgeously nose shows a blend of cassis, graphite, river stones, tobacco leaf with hints of black currants and dark rasberry.

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Ciel du Cheval
2012 Ciel du Cheval

A classic Red Mountain wine that is 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. It is a remarkable example of a full-bodied wine that exhibits a superb balance and structure with complex layers. The nose of the wine shows a wonderful bouquet cassis, dark berries, and minerality notes. Gorgeous mid-palate which finishes with extraordinary concentration and length.

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2012 May's Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet from this young vineyard which sits on a hillside bench overlooking the Columbia River. The nose is perfumed, rich black raspberry and plums, graphite notes, and cedary wood.  On the palate the wine is deep, full- bodied and complex, with a fine core of fruit, ripe, chewy tannins, good acids and outstanding length and grip on the focused and youthful finish.

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2013 Flâneurs

A limited edition red blend from Andrew Will Winery, the 2013 Flaneurs is 50% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon.  It spent 21 months in 35% new French oak. It exhibits notes of cedar, cigar wrapper, red cherry, raspberry, and hints of leather.

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2013 Esploso

This is the both the first vintage of Esploso and the first wine created by winemaker Will Camarda. Only 165 cases were produced of this Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Champoux Vineyards, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard and 10% Cabernet Franc from Two Blondes Vineyard.

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VARIETALS

These new varietal wines are a pure expression of the characteristics of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as grown in Washington State. They take us full circle to our beginnings in 1989 when we only produced single varietals. They represent a combination of tradition and renewed excitement to express their essence.

Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The fruit comes from the Champoux Vineyard which has been acclaimed as the best site for Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington.  Notes of violets and licorice with a depth of flavors on the palate while fresh and lively.  Finishes with silky tannins and length.

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2014 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

100% Cabernet Franc from the Ciel du Cheval and Champoux Vineyards. This fresh, medium bodied wine with ageing capabilities is extraordinarily good. Long a fan of this varietal, winemaker Chris Camarda is recognized as one of the top producers of Cabernet Franc wines in this country.
 

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2015 Cuvée Lucia Rosé

This is a Cabernet Franc Rosé with a touch of Viognier added. Fresh and festive.

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Merlot
2014 Columbia Valley Merlot

This wine exemplifies what Washington State offers with this varietal. It is a wine that exhibits power and suppleness, ample tannins and complex black fruit flavors and savory notes. It has earth aromas that we love and instills in the wine a compelling complexity which is just starting to get to the surface.

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White
2014 Cuvee Lucia Sauvignon Blanc

Produced with 15% Semillon in 20% new wood, this Sauvignon Blanc wine is a white Bordeaux style blend. It is fresh and crisp with clean citrus notes of grapefruit and lime.
 
The fruit comes from the Sheridan Vineyard in the Yakima Valley which is adjacent to our own Two Blondes Vineyard.

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2014 Viognier

Our 100% Viognier comes from Antoine Creek Vineyards in the Lake Chelan region. We used stainless steel barrels in the production of  this lovely aromatic wine with its floral and honeysuckle notes. Its aromatic intensity makes for wonderful pairing with spicy foods such as Thai or Indian cuisine as well as chilled seafood.

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