- Red Mountain’s Canvasback part of Duckhorn salePosted 8 hours ago
- Silvara Vineyards’ Malbec best in North Central WashingtonPosted 1 day ago
- History runs deep in soils of Yakima Valley wine countryPosted 2 days ago
- Del Rio Vineyards offers free U-pick flowers to those who givePosted 3 days ago
- Pebblestone Cellars rocks Viognier again at Oregon Wine CompetitionPosted 4 days ago
- Robin Pollard: from Washington wine boss to grape growerPosted 5 days ago
- Lagana Cellars bucks trends in Walla Walla wine countryPosted 6 days ago
- Seattle’s Sean Sullivan writes for famous ‘Pocket Wine Book’Posted 1 week ago
- Auction of Washington Wines raises record $3 millionPosted 1 week ago
- Washington Merlot a suave, supple redPosted 1 week ago
Andrew Will Cellars 2009 Two Blondes Vineyard Red, Yakima Valley
Andrew Will owner Chris Camarda named this Yakima Valley vineyard after his late wife, Annie, and his silent partner’s wife, both blondes.
The winery, not far from the Yakima Valley town of Zillah, was planted in 2000 and is the coolest of the sites Camarda works with.
This red blend leads with Cabernet Sauvignon (38%) and backed by equal parts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It is an instant classic because of aromas of blueberry, clove, molasses, blackberry and vanilla bean. On the palate, this is a rich wine with delicious flavors of dark cherry, blueberry, bittersweet chocolate, black tea, black olive and ripe plum. It’s all backed with beautifully balanced acidity and rich, yet supple, tannins. Enjoy this now with grilled meats, especially flank steak. It also will age marvelously for a decade or more.
- Rating: Outstanding!
- Price: $55
- Cases: 925
- Alcohol: 14.5%