Two Blondes Vineyard Yakima Valley
Two Blondes Vineyard is in Zillah, a western area of Yakima Valley AVA (Washington’s first AVA established in 1983), and is owned and farmed by Andrew Will.
The 36-acre vineyard was planted in 2000 to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec.
At 1150 feet in elevation, Two Blondes is the coolest site of the four vineyards Andrew Will works with and harvest is generally later. Soils are gravelly, clay/loam and loess over lime-silica-cemented durpan.
The 2014 Two Blondes is a blend of 56% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Malbec. The fruit was destemmed, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks, and aged for 18 months in 35% new French oak. 624cs produced.