A handful of years back, Andrew Will–one of Washington's best wineries–began making a series of "Columbia Valley" wines. Unlike their flagship reds (think Sorella) which are all vineyard blends, each of these Columbia Valley wines were grape variety-based: Cab, Merlot, etc. The best of them, while labeled “Columbia Valley,” were 100% Champoux Vineyard, THE greatest/most famous Cabernet vineyard in Washington...you know, source of multiple 100-point Quilceda Creek Cabs and amazing Andrew Will Sorellas? Oh that Champoux Vineyard.
The winery finally figured out that it makes a hell of a lot of sense to put "Champoux Vineyard" on the label, so we present to you the amazing Andrew Will Champoux Cabernet Sauvignon 2018!
$43.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($47.95 regular)
Without getting caught up in numbers, there is one on the front label that makes a huge difference: 13.5. That's 13.5% alcohol on a gorgeous Champoux Vineyard Cabernet from a spectacular vintage. I'll admit I was excited just to see the number let alone to experience the overall balance and wonderful drinkability that, sure enough, was evident the second I first sipped it. The only thing that's missing is the "heat." There's the classic Champoux Cab fruit profile of black cherry complimented by a burst of black raspberry, plus accents of tobacco and pastry cream. A super-supple texture adds to the super-delicious drinkability. If, like me, you have cravings for all the Cabernet flavor without the extra octane oomph, I'm convinced you'll love this.