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Review: 2009 Andrew Will Two Blondes

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.andrewwill.com

 

Located on Vashon Island, Andrew Will Winery has been a local favorite by wine lovers and sommeliers for over a decade. Its winemaker, Chris Camarda, is a long-time veteran in knowing how to work well with Washington Fruit that nearly always translates into very expressive wines.

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Technical Data: 

  • Composition: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot
  • Vineyard: Two Blondes
  • Appellation: Yakima Valley
  • Average Age of Vines: 9 years
  • Time in barrels: 21 months
  • Bottling Date: June, 2011
  • Release Date: April, 2012
  • Price: $52

On the nose: Caramelized blackberry, black raspberries, vanilla, chocolate, peppered jerky, Nappa leather, tobacco, blood orange and fresh thyme.

On the palate: Blackberry compote, blueberry, black plum, cocoa, cassis, peppercorns, leather and tobacco all interwoven. A very complex wine that showcases stellar fruit, great acidity and and a finish worthy of its price point. Easily one of the better new-world Bordeaux-style blends I’ve had in the past 12 months.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%

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    We loved that wine! If you can find it locally, Stone the Crows is pretty similar although pricier to be sure