Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc - Merlot Blend 2011

Strong earthy nose of oak bark and loam. Black cherry, blackberry and currant reduction, cinnamon sticks and clove inform the nose. Plums of red and black just underripe, tart cherry, dried raspberry, tarragon, rosemary, dried violets and graphite shimmers. Young and juicy, much more to give! .
#andrewwill #washingtonwine #cielducheval #singlevineyard #redmountain #wawinr #cabfranc #merlot #redblend
— 3 years ago

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Block One Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Rich and dry with its usual notes of cocoa, dark fruits, dense texture. Great Washington acidity. It went beautifully with bleu cheese. #washingtonwine #cabernetsaugvinon #sineann #2010 #sommlife — 8 years ago

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Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc - Merlot Blend 2014


Gamey on the nose and slightly overripe or very very ripe fruit. Not my vibe. It’s good. Don’t get me wrong, but overpriced. #washingtoncab #washington #washingtonwine #cabfranc #merlot — 4 years ago

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Brian Carter Cellars

Abracadabra Red Blend 2013

Picked this bottle up at Village Wines, a little wine shop/eatery in the Woodinville Hollywood Wine District. The shop is actually across the street from the Brian Carter tasting room, but when you have a screaming, pebble eating 15 month old with you while wine tasting, sometimes it's better to pick up a few bottles sight unseen and try 'em at your leisure later. Brian Carter Cellars was voted the 2015 Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press NW. Mr. Carter is somewhat of a WA wine making luminary, garnering accolades throughout his career beginning in the 1980s. He's known for blending, and this one is a master blend of 11 varietals (Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon the majority), or better put a kitchen sink table wine ready to be paired with some bold food. We paired this with a mushroom-winter squash ragù and Malfalda pasta. Spot on. ~$22 | #briancartercellars #redblend #washingtonwine

On the eyes: Deep, concentrated inky-ruby, med stain, med tears, no gas, hazy.

On the nose: Stewed caramelized apple, plum, black currants, hints of black licorice and tobacco. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med tannin, med alcohol, med+ round body. A bit astringent, like plum skins, black fruit flavor, toasty, peppery, and hints of vanilla. Too much structure and too little flavor on its own. Decent table wine though if paired with a deep dish or pasta.
— 7 years ago

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Gamache Vintners

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc 2012

Really great example of a more elegant style of Cab Franc. Took a while to open up but then showed great herbal and spicy notes. #washingtonwine #cabfranc — 9 years ago

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Fall Line Winery

Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pine nettle, dark rye, black pepper, dried mint, oregano, black plum, holly leaf, sweet straw, and dried black currant, aromatically. Lean, medium mouthfeel with a black olive texture and taste leading to, black plum and graphite, fresh cedar, silver, white pepper, flax seed, cinnamon wood, and pistachio husk. #washingtoncab #washingtonwine #washington #yakimavalley #yakima #bousheyvineyard #Artzvineyard #FallLineWinery #cabernetsaugvinon #cabernet #cab #wawine — 6 years ago

Gramercy Cellars

Upland Vineyard Grenache 2012

Truly delicious stuff from one of my favorite producers bar none. #granache #gramercycellars #washingtonwine — 8 years ago

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Gramercy Cellars

Lagniappe Red Willow Syrah 2011

Phenomenal stuff! Balanced elegant Syrah that is equal parts savory and fruity. #syrah #washingtonwine #gramercycellars #craftedbyanms — 8 years ago

Velma, LM and 5 others liked this