I’m excited about this acclaimed Washington State Bordeaux blend from Andrew Will, named after the founder’s (Chris Camarda’s) nephew, Andrew, and son, Will (now winemaker).
Sorella is a single vineyard wine coming from the Champoux Vineyard, just five miles from the Columbia River, in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Columbia Valley, Washington. This particular wine was named Sorella – meaning sister in Italian – a tribute to the winemaker’s late sister when it was first produced in 1994.
It is comprised of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.
This is a deep ruby wine.
On the nose it has medium(+) intensity of developing aromas. Aromas include baked blackberry, cassis, black cherry, also potpourri, licorice, green bell pepper, chervil, anise, black licorice, black pepper, clove, leather, earth, and sweet tobacco.
On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.
Andrew Will, Sorella, Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. Vintage 2011. ABV 13%. — 20 days ago
Super floral/violet nose with, what seems to me to be, a fleshy, rich/soft texture on the palate. This was more enjoyable than many NW Cab based wines I've had in the past, thoigh I can't tell if it is thr bottle age or character of this wine. — a month ago
Deep rich, cherries, some underlying pepper. Dry, balanced tannins. A keeper, especially at this price. — a month ago
A little light but great flavor. Nice rose! One of our Yakima wines — a month ago
Slightly acidic. Slightly sweet. Refreshing. — 16 days ago
Nice rosé. Bright and refreshing. Fermented to dry so if you are looking for a nice dry rosé this is one you should try. — 12 days ago
Excellent value at my local bistro. I would drink again below $50. — 7 days ago
Classic Washington Cab from this great producer. Consistently great — 18 days ago
Very good wine!! — 14 days ago