2017 Andrew Will "Champoux Vineyard" Merlot, Columbia Valley, WA


100% merlot from one of the three vineyards in which Chris Camarda has harvested fruit since 1989 (Andrew & Will are his son and nephew, respectively). Champoux is the windiest and most notoriously difficult of all the old Columbia Valley parcels, but potentially the most rewarding. This is powerful wine, and ripe, but after 20 minutes or so in the glass it shows its true, savory self. 

As featured in our Merlot Survey Zoom session.