This 2005 vintage of Sorella is a blend of 65% Block I and II Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot grown from vines with an average age of 29 years.
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"The 2005 Sorella, from the tenderloin portion of the Champoux Vineyard, is a more brooding, dense, and masculine version with layers of rich fruit, a mouth-coating palate feel, and exceptional length. It, too, should develop nicely in the cellar and provide peak drinking from 2015 to 2035."
The Wine Advocate
"Impressive for its purity of flavors and generosity. This gorgeous red fills the mouth with rich black cherry, blackberry and hints of cedar and sweet spices, waxing and persisting on an expressive finish that goes on and on. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot."
"The Sorella is deep and dense with thick textures and tannins. The typical black currant and black cherry fruit character is here in spades, and yet at 14.4% alcohol the wine avoids any fatiguing jamminess or heat in the finish. It leaves a slightly chalky, chocolatey impression as it exits the throat, and promises a long life ahead."
"Bright dark ruby. Candied blackberry complicated by black olive and a dusty nuance. Then dense but juicy, with a slight dry edge to the middle palate. Finishes quite fresh, with the tannins reaching the teeth."
International Wine Cellar