Will Camarda



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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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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Ciel du Cheval
2013 Ciel du Cheval

This red blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc once again revisits the idea of creating a wine from Ciel du Cheval that doesn’t use Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine shows off an intriguing combination of red berries, plums, espresso, and river rocks on the nose.

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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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Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Milo and Kay May's Discovery vineyard which sits on a hillside bench overlooking the Columbia River.

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2013 Sorella

This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant red blend shows how Champoux Vineyard continues to produce some of the highest quality fruit in Washington State. This full-bodied wine offers up a bouquet of cassis, dark fruit and graphite. On the palate the wine shows of well-integrated tannins, bright acids leading to a long and memorable finish.

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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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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 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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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.

2015 Columbia Valley Merlot

We love what Washington State can bring to this varietal; offering a complex wine with power and grace and loads of ripe, black fruit flavors. The fruit for this wine comes from Ciel du Cheval, Champoux and Two Blondes Vineyard.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

With another very warm vintage for Washington State, 2015 proved that once again fruit like Cabernet Sauvignon has no problems getting to full ripeness while maintaining balance with acidity.  This wine possesses intermingled notes of red plums and dark cherries, with undertones of cedar and violet.

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Cabernet Franc
2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

This medium body wine reveals herbal notes of Italian seasonings, cherry, crushed leaf and red plum on the nose with dark chocolate, cherry, raspberries on the palate. This wine is fresh and youthful and ready to drink.

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