Description/ Tasting NotesMedium to full-bodied wine, supple and velvety with beautifully fine-grained tannins and deep core fruit. Generous and expressive, it is a touch more tight-knit at the core and richly structured.
Winery Info/ Brand
Started in 1989, Andrew Will Winery derived its name from owner Chris Camarda's son, Will, and nephew Andrew. Started out with a simple building, which at one time was just a walkway between two adjoining structures with a roof on. Since then, the winery has added a new building for case storage and expanded the winery for more tanks. Ensuring the improvement of their artisanal winemaking techniques is one value that has been instilled in the winery and have since produced fine wines blending the most important varietals grown in Washington.
Region Info/ Origin
Columbia Valley is by far Washington’s largest growing region at over 11 million acres (encompassing more than a third of the state). The appellation is located in central, south-central, and south-eastern Washington with part of the appellation spilling across the border into Oregon. The Columbia Valley is home to over 99% of all of Washington’s vinifera acreage. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape followed by Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah. Variety typicity and pure fruit aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of wine from the Columbia Valley. The Columbia Valley lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain range. The region has an arid and semi-arid, continental climate, receiving an average of 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) of precipitation annually. Irrigation is therefore required to grow vinifera grapes. This irrigation, along with consistently warm, dry temperatures during the growing season, provides growers with a large amount of control over grape development compared to many other regions of the world. This leads to minimal vintage variation and consistently high-quality wines.