WINES

Will Camarda

Wines

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 which has floral notes on top of lively acids. 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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Sorella
2011 Sorella

The Sorella is an attractive balance of rich tannins, bright acids, and flavors. On the nose hints of limestone, anise, lavender, blueberries and violet are accompanied by generous and deep fruit qualities. The mid palate is possessed of textured tannins in harmony with a complex depth. The wine has a laser-like focus and shows elegant restraint from both start to finish.

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2010 Sorella

The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon in this year’s Sorella is brought upwards with the addition of Merlot and some Cabernet Franc. The base of Cabernet is in itself a great starting place but once the other varieties are added the fruit is put into balance and forcefully shows its varietal character. This wine says more through a sense of quiet and poise.

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Two Blondes
2011 Two Blondes Vineyard

The wine possesses extraordinary aromatics and alluring fragrances. Notes of kitchen herbs, cassis, and light forest qualities are quickly perceived. The soft, middle palate is supported by sophisticated, complex fruit. Tobacco also comes to mind as a compliment to the underlying red and black fruit. The wine is fresh and lively with balanced tannins and restraint on the finish.

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2010 Two Blondes

This wine is true to the vintage and the vineyard it comes from. The focused and yet soft middle palate is at once indicative of the vintage and the vineyard’s characteristics. The fruit is bright and yet giving.

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Champoux
2011 Champoux

The 2011 Champoux shows pronounced red and black fruit. Red currant, blueberries, and blackberries show through very elegantly. These qualities are backed up by both herbal and spice components such as cedar, and tobacco. Tertiary characteristics include both almonds and cinnamon.

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2010 Champoux

The texture this wine possesses carries through from start to finish. This is a forceful wine with power and grace from the Cabernet Franc. The Merlot in the wine adds fruit and a wonderful sense on the palate of freshness and red berries.

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Ciel du Cheval
2011 Ciel du Cheval

Like the previous vintage, the Ciel does not possess any Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine exhibits hints of damson plum skin, smoke, cardamom and cinnamon. As the wine opens up a secondary layer of minerality reminiscent of river stones emerges. There is a light sense of earth combined with a spiciness that lends itself to a very complex mid palate.

Technical Notes
2010 Ciel du Cheval

I have put no Cabernet Sauvignon into this blend. I have for a few years wanted to make a wine solely from Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Ciel du Cheval. I picked the right year to try as the two varieties I chose are strong in the 2010 vintage. A really finely set structure is aided by the transparent and yet deeply flavored fruit present in the 2010 vintage from this vineyard.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The fruit for this wine is from our own Two Blondes Vineyard. We use three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon at the vineyard  which are included in this wine.  Chris Camarda is a proponent of clonal variety and we have French, Washington and California Cabernet Sauvignon clones planted.
The wine spent 12 months in 35% new French oak and is very lightly sulphured.

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2011 Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A pretty and elegant 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the relatively young Horse Heaven Hills vineyard which was planted in 2005. This wine possesses the flavor profile one associates with HHH.  Perfumed aromatics of black fruit and crème de cassis with layers of fruit, flowers and herbs, minerality and graphite. 

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Cabernet Franc
2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

The majority of the fruit for this wine is from our own Two Blondes Vineyard. It is 95% Cabernet Franc with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ciel du Cheval and Champoux Vineyards. After primary fermentation the must received a gentle press and the wine went into 35% new French oak barrels for 14 months. The wine is very lightly sulphured.

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Sangiovese
2012 Sangiovese

While Sangiovese is not widely planted in Washington State it has been part of the lineup of our wines since our first vintage in 1989 except for a brief hiatus in 2010 and 2011. The fruit for this wine comes the Brunello block in the Ciel du Cheval Vineyard which is the first Brunello clone planting in the United States.

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