Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Columbia Valley, Washington
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ratings pedigree (past vintages):
This wine has a full, beautiful nose with massive structure. There are mineral-like qualities in both the nose and finish, along with scents of deep, recessive fruit and licorice that deliver fully on the palate. The wine's intensity and elegance is highlighted by its rich layering of sweetness and silky tannins.
Blend: 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 23%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
alcohol by volume:
"Sourced entirely from the Champoux Vineyard, this Bordeaux-style blend is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon. Yummy from the first sniff to the last sip, it’s packed with juicy berries and cassis, gracefully wrapped in layers of black olive, toast, clean earth and dark chocolate. Tannins are ripe and smooth."
"This is a blend of two-thirds cabernet, about one-quarter merlot, the rest franc and petit verdot. It seems to fuse fruit and savory elements as if they were composed of the same material—a leather satchel, say, made from fruit skin. Savory notes of anise and leather are scented with black plum. The old-vine fruit clearly grounds the wine and gives it structure, but the tannins remain fine-grained and focused, the wine possessing a lift and energy that enlivens the palate as it extends its reach."
Wine & Spirits
"Fresh and lively, this is juicy with blackberry and floral flavors that keep dancing deftly through the finish, framed with firm tannins, but staying harmonious and gaining in intensity with each sip. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot."
"The Andrew Will 2009 Sorella represents yet another blend of Bordelais cepages from Champoux Vineyard, in this instance 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon for this cuvee routinely tends toward a mix of blocks quite distinctive from whatever Cabernet Sauvignon goes into a given vintage of his vineyard-designated Champoux, explains Camarda. Bitter herbal concentrate, cedar, juniper berry, and cassis make for a metaphorically dark and brooding cast, with hints of vanilla, nutmeg, and chocolate complementing the sweetly-ripe but not superficially sweet dark berry elements on a texturally plush palate. As one would hope, there is a sense of energy as well as persistent primary juiciness to this bottling’s multifaceted finish."
The Wine Advocate
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