2013 Andrew Will "Champoux Vineyard", Horse Heaven Hills
Champoux is one of the most storied and important vineyards in Washington. The vineyard originally began as Mercer Ranch Vineyard planted in the early 70's and 80's by Don and Linda Mercer. Champoux Vineyards, LLC was created in 1996 by Paul and Judy Champoux and a small group of wineries that had been customers for many years. It is now owned exclusively by the winery members, including Quilceda Creek, Woodward Canyon, Andrew Will and Powers. Paul Champoux managed the vineyard from 1989 until 2014. He greatly improved the quality of this 187 acre vineyard with his canopy management and nutritional balance turning it into one of the most highly acclaimed vineyards in the world. The fruit from this site has been used by Quilceda Creek almost exclusively for its Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley since 2001. Since then Quilceda Creek has garnered classic 96-100 point scores from the Wine Advocate, including 5 perfect 100 point scores.
Andrew Will crafts an exceptional medium to full bodied wine from this esteemed vineyard with an intense floral boquet.
44% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot/Malbec