2012 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima (750ml)

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Country: United States
Region: Washington State
Sub-Region: Yakima
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 94WA, 94V
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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One of the more backwards, structured efforts, the 2012 Champoux Vineyard is a blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon that was raised in 35% new French oak. Full-bodied, serious and loaded with tannin, it offers impressive currant and darker fruits, tobacco leaf and crushed rock like aromas and flavors that continue to gain depth and richness with time in the glass. It should hit full maturity at around age 10, and nicely for a decade or more after that.

94+ points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 219 - Jun 2015)

Bright ruby-red. Brooding aromas of blackberry, cassis, black cherry and chocolate, with a hint of violet lift from the Cabernet Franc. Supple, saline and vinous, offering superb energy and definition to its concentrated purple fruit and cocoa powder flavors. Conveys a strong impression of soil character. Finishes with a firm spine of fine-grained tannins and terrific verve and length. An outstanding showing today.

94 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Dec 2014)