As a longtime friend of Chris & Annie Camarda, Bill Fleckenstein used to barrel sample all the Andrew Will wines a few times a year starting in 1993. Thus, he had a pretty good idea of the nuances of the various wine varietals from the vineyards Chris was using such as Ciel du Cheval, Champoux, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge and Klipsun. In 1998, Chris made a Sheridan Vineyard wine for vineyard owner Scott Greer.
“Chris and I were both amazed at how amazing the fruit tasted so we purchased the site next door in 2000.”
Given the specific soil conditions and micro climate, the vineyard partners have had to make several clones changes along the way. Now the vineyard is really "dialed in", says Bill “and producing stunning fruit.” He is especially fond of the Merlot and feels it is the best in the state.
As with all of Chris's wines, Two Blondes (named for their wives) will really show its best with plenty of age.