Andrew Will

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc - Merlot Blend 2010

This was from last Friday night at a gathering of friends we opened the 2010 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vinyard Red Wine. A Bordeaux Blend of 52%Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose was black cherry, raspberry, cassis, chocolate, violets, graphite and dusty soil.

On the palate was good dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, bell pepper, spice, mocha, minerality and earthiness.

This wine is medium to full bodied with mediu + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead to a long dusty dark fruit finish. This wine seemed to be the hit of the night and was enjoyed by all. Please be safe and have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 23 days ago

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Andrew Will

Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Let it breathe for at least 4 hours
I love it... on a rainy Sunday and a rib eye
— a month ago

Andrew Rich

Prelude Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Terrific daily drinker. Typical earthy vibes from the Willamette Valley. — a month ago

Involuntary Commitment

Columbia Valley Red Blend 2017

Ripe plums, both dark & red across the nose & palate. More about fruit than oak or spice. Mild tannins, but plenty of bright acidic structure. Declassified Andrew Will juice. — 3 days ago

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David Shaw

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Is this a reference to the notorious (alleged) smoke taint grapes snubbed by a wine producer that shall go nameless, by chance?
Anthony Lombardi

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@David Shaw - I don’t think so, the original bottling of this in 2016 came about due to a major surplus in fruit from their vineyard sources, so I believe the name is tied to being “committed” & making even more wine. I haven’t heard a backstory related to smoke taint.
David Shaw

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Ok, my bad. Thanks for clarifying

Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Still very youthful & tight like most 05’s showing lots of black fruits, graphite, licorice & violets. Not sure this will rise to reach RP 100 pt score but will need a min of another 5 - 10 years. — 7 days ago

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David T

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Recently auctioned my bottles for double what I paid.
Ron Siegel

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Nice!

Andrew Nielsen (Le Grappin)

Boucherottes Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

No formal notes. Has wildly improved over the last 3 years. — a month ago

Neil, Severn and 5 others liked this

Andrew Will

Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Dark berries, menthol, on the tart side with good acidity. Not much tannin left. Enjoyable... — 2 months ago

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Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Perfect food matching PN. Agree with Andrew — 15 days ago