Andrew Will Winery

"Over the nearly quarter-century during which manifestly talented and straight-talking Chris Camarda has been making wine under his Andrew Will label (on Vashon Island south of Seattle) his approach – which has always favored modest alcohol and elegance over flamboyance – has evolved significantly in method as well as in focusing increasingly on single-vineyard expression." – David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate.

Winemaker Chris Camarda launched Andrew Will Cellars (Named after Chris's son Will and Nephew Andrew) with their inaugural 1989 vintage, working out of a humble 60' by 10' winery, and he has spent the last two decades producing some of Washington's most well respected wines. Structured, elegant, and age worthy, they are a singular voice that has never adjusted to chase scores or suit trends.

Although always a focus, Chris' attention to terroir has only intensified over time. Since 2001 he almost exclusive produces single vineyard blends as he feels this shows the terroir more clearly than a single varietal bottling. Currently he only sources from four vineyards that he feels provide the finest fruit, Champoux, Discovery, Two Blondes, and Ciel du Cheval.

All of the wines are treated more or less the same in the cellar; 25-35% new oak barrels, aged for around 21 months, followed by a year of aging in bottle. Production is around 4500 cases.

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Andrew Will 'Involuntary Commitment' 2017
73% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc. 21 months in barrel. Firm in texture with a smoky core of blueberry and dark chocolate. Graphite, licorice, roasted meats and singed herbs.  "Involuntary Commitment is a new project in Washington State that is “committed” to producing premium wine from top
Item Number: 31614
Case: $215.40

Andrew Will 'Involuntary Commitment' 2016
Cabernet Franc lends the aromas of dark berry fruit, tobacco, and herbs. Cabernet Sauvignon brings along it's plummy fruit, while the silky texture can be attributed to the Merlot. Super elegant and well balanced, in no small part due to the refreshing acidity and supple, soft tannins. Enjoy this

Andrew Will 'Two Blondes' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
91  Vinous Media 
48 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc  The Wine Advocate 92 "2011 was a difficult vintage in general for Washington, yet the wines excel here, with solid depth and richness, and surprising concentration. Made from 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the

Andrew Will Cabernet Franc 2013
100% Cabernet Franc from our own Two Blondes Vineyard. This fresh, medium bodied wine with ageing capabilities is extraordinarily good as well as being a very good value. An often overlooked varietal that is used more often for blending, Cabernet Franc is well suited to planting at the relatively

Andrew Will 'Sorella' Meritage 2009
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Stephen Tanzer 94 "A Bordeaux blend based on 65% Cabernet Sauvignon; from Champoux Vineyard): Good bright red-ruby. Super Ripe aromas of cassis, cocoa powder, sandalwood and nutty oak. Supple, creamy, full and deep, with lush flavors of red fruits, spices and sandalwood given shape by underlying

Andrew Will 'Ciel du Cheval' Meritage 2008
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This has a serious grip of tannins around a rumbling core of blackberry, licorice and pepper flavors, pushing through the firm finish. Needs time, but should eventually gain elegance. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2013 through 2020. 1,074 cases made. "

Andrew Will 'Champoux' Meritage 2008
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Powerful, focused and compelling for its layers of black cherry, mineral, animal and spice flavors, swirling together on the beautifully constructed finish. This has presence, depth and distinction, with miles to go. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Andrew Will 'Sorella' Meritage 2008
95  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 32 "Impressive for its intensity and elegance, packed with black cherry, cherry, plum and spice flavors, hinting at roasted red pepper and a tarry minerality as the finish glides smoothly over refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval 2007
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2007 Ciel du Cheval is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, and 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 40% new French oak for 20 months. Medium purple in color, it offers up an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, olives, violets, cassis, and black currant. Ripe,

Andrew Will Sorella Red 2007
 "We have struggled verbally and enologically to define our wines and those around us. We have argued for balance in the bottle and exacting viticulture in the vineyard to yield even ripeness. Yet wines, which move to the center of the international style, continue to be the light in the eyes of

Andrew Will 'Champoux' Meritage 2007
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "The 2007 Champoux Vineyard is a bit more deeply colored. A blend of 52% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot, it is also denser, richer, more plush, and longer in the finish. Give it 4-6 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2014 to

Andrew Will Sorella Red 2006
95  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 95 "Tight, focused and distinctive, this sharp-edged wine shows ripe currant, spice, tobacco and coffee flavors that sneak up on you. They start slow but swirl through the mildly grippy tannins into a long, expressive finish, making for a beautifully compact and complex wine.

Andrew Will Champoux Red 2003
93  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 93 "Camarda’s 2003 Champoux Vineyard, from vines that average 23 years old (ancient by this state’s standards), is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. Violets, blackberries, dark cherries, and red fruits are found in this medium to

Andrew Will Champoux Red 2004
93  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 93 "Lithe and velvety in texture, with stacks and stacks of flavor on a fine-grained frame, this is a wine of real elegance. Currant, blueberry and plum flavors mingle effortlessly and pick up cream and subtle spice notes as the finish sails on and on. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet

Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval 2006
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The 2006 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is a blend of 40% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot. Purple-colored, it has an outstanding bouquet of cedar, cinnamon, clove, black currant, and blackberry. On the palate the tannins so predominant in Red