2016 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 95 WA 93 VN 91
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, April 2019

Another finest to date is the 2016 Two Blondes Vineyard, which is 60% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Malbec, all aged 18 months in 25% new barrels. This full-bodied, incredibly elegant...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019

A blend of 60% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Malbec, the 2016 Two Blondes Vineyard is mainly red-fruited with a core of softer expressions, more delicate than the other red bottlings in the...
VN 91

Vinous, December 2019

Bright ruby-red. Musky currant, blueberry, blackberry, graphite and dark chocolate on the nose, plus a whiff of dusty herbs. Plump and pliant but with nicely integrated acidity framing the flavors of redcurrant, dark...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard is a captivating red wine from the Yakima Valley in Washington. This proprietary blend showcases the artistry and expertise of the renowned Andrew Will winery. With a deep red color and a cork closure, this wine exudes elegance from the moment it is opened.

On the nose, the 2016 Two Blondes Vineyard reveals a mesmerizing perfume of leafy herbs, tobacco, dark earth, and cassis. The aroma is both inviting and complex, hinting at the depth and character that awaits the palate. This wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Malbec, and it is aged for 18 months in 25% new barrels.

Upon tasting, this full-bodied red wine showcases remarkable purity and elegance, which are the hallmarks of the vintage. The flavors of redcurrant, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco leaf, cedar, and spices dance harmoniously on the palate. The acidity is beautifully integrated, providing a refreshing tartness that runs through the center and on to the long, delicate finish.

With a score of 95 points from Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, and 91 points from Vinous, this wine has received high praise from esteemed critics. Jeb Dunnuck describes it as a "sensational Yakima Valley Bordeaux blend," while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate notes its finesse and pleasing delicacy. Vinous highlights its balance and stylish nature.

The 2016 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard is a wine that demands attention and admiration. While it can be enjoyed now, it will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age, and it has the potential to evolve gracefully for two decades. This is a wine that wine enthusiasts and collectors alike should not miss out on.