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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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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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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Sorella
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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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
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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2016 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine bucks the trend toward heavy, overbearing Cabernet Sauvignon that too often shuts down on the palate. Instead, this wine has texture and fruit bound by tannin and acid to perform in glass and on the palate. It is seductive in its freshness and fruit definition.

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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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Merlot
2016 Columbia Valley Merlot

A buoyant and appealing wine, the 2016 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up ripe fruit balanced with tannin and acid. It has a well-defined middle palate and a lasting finish, particularly after being opened for some time. Well-knit and full in the mouth.

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Cabernet Franc
2016 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

We believe in wines that are true to their varietals and this wine is classic Cabernet Franc. It exhibits kitchen herbal flavors on the nose which assert themselves on the palate. Additional fresh forest floor notes as well as plum, dark currant and huckleberry fruit notes. A lift on the finish from subdued acids.

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