Andrew Will, Involuntary Commitment Columbia Valley 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    USA

  • Region:

    Washington

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Cabernet Franc 27%, Merlot 21%

  • Winemaker:

    Will Camarda

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Andrew Will Involuntary Commitment Columbia Valley 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A wine with the instinctive elegance of the involuntary and the comforting strength of commitment. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot shows balance, full flavor and goes as well with a casual weekday dinner as it does with a highly anticipated special occasion. With such great fruit coming out of our vineyards this year, we just couldn’t help but spread the wealth." This red casts a deep young claret robe and Cab Franc-driven aromas of cassis, tobacco, dried herbs, and dusty soil. Propelled by cedary Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and plummy, chocolatey Merlot, the wine achieves a wonderful harmony on the palate thanks to refreshing acidity and plentiful soft tannins. Reprises of red and black fruits carry through to the back-palate and segue the wine to a long, delicious, Right Bank-inspired finish.

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Producer Profile

Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris had developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after the Camardas' son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor to the success and notoriety in recent years of Washington State wines. Initially, the winery consisted of 900 square feet of rented industrial space in Seattle. In the early days, everything was done by hand from shovelling grapes into crushers, to labelling and delivering the wine. In 1994, the Camardas moved to Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, where they built the present winery. They now have two buildings which allow them to make about 4300 cases of wine a year. They have also purchased land in Eastern Washington and planted 36 acres in grapes. Andrew Will makes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. As Chris Camarda has developed his style of winemaking over the years, he has focused on the primacy of the vineyard over variety. It is now the driving force behind Andrew Will. While the idea of terroir has become almost a hollow marketing tool, it has great attraction for Chris in its purest form. "I believe that an individual piece of property can form a signature - an identity - and it is that face that is the focus of my winemaking, " he said. "We are trying to let the vineyards reveal themselves. I believe that if Washington is ever to be considered a great wine region we need to establish the characteristics of our geographical areas and the characteristics of each vineyard in those areas," he added.