2018 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard

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

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

From a top site located in the Horse Heaven Hills, the 2018 Champoux Vineyard checks in as 58% Merlot. 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc that spent 22 months in 35% new French oak. A beautiful bouquet of red...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2021

A blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Champoux Vineyard has already captured my heart with its delightful and lovely aromatics. It offers dusty plum, black cherry skin, blackberry...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2021

Turkish coffee with blackcurrant jelly and cigar box tones all fill the nose. Soft and round on the mouth, this is a silky and refined red blend that is loaded with decadent dark fruits and finishes very long.
VN 93

Vinous, March 2023

The 2018 Red Wine Champoux Vineyard is dark and inward in the glass, with a youthfully coy bouquet of wildflowers, blueberry and crushed rocks. It's silky and cool-toned on the palate, with pretty red and blue fruits...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard Proprietary Blend is a red wine from the Horse Heaven Hills appellation in Washington's Columbia Valley. This wine is a blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 22 months in 35% new French oak barrels and boasts an alcohol content of 14.5%. The wine is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive 95 points, noting its origins from a top site in Horse Heaven Hills. He describes the wine's "beautiful bouquet of red and black currants, chocolate, cedary spice, and dried herbs" and praises its "medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated yet flawlessly balanced" profile. Dunnuck emphasizes the wine's "ripe, velvety tannins, a round, layered texture, and a great finish," suggesting it can be enjoyed over the next 15 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also scored the 2018 Champoux Vineyard blend at 95 points. The review highlights the wine's "delightful and lovely aromatics," which include "dusty plum, black cherry skin, blackberry essence, and elements of dusty red and purple flowers along with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and the floral element of potpourri." The publication emphasizes the wine's balanced structure with "buttressing tannins and juicy acidity" and notes its thoughtful and complex finish. The review concludes with high praise, stating, "It’s gorgeous, and I’m going back for another sip."

Decanter provided a score of 93 points, describing the wine's nose as filled with "Turkish coffee with blackcurrant jelly and cigar box tones." The review notes the wine's "soft and round" mouthfeel, calling it a "silky and refined red blend" with "decadent dark fruits" and a long finish.

Vinous, also awarding 93 points, describes the wine as "dark and inward in the glass," with a bouquet of "wildflowers, blueberry, and crushed rocks." The review mentions the wine's "silky and cool-toned" palate with "pretty red and blue fruits cascading across a core of citrus-tinged acidity." The wine leaves a "lingering zesty tension" with "lightly grippy tannins, nuances of kirsch, and black currant."

Overall, the 2018 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard Proprietary Blend is a highly praised wine with a balance of fruit, spice, and tannins, suitable for aging and worthy of a place in any wine enthusiast's collection.