Andrew Will Sorella 2011

$89.99

SKU 24726

750ml

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The Sorella is an attractive balance of rich tannins, bright acids, and flavors. On the nose hints of limestone, anise, lavender, blueberries and violet are accompanied by generous and deep fruit qualities. The mid palate is possessed of textured tannins in harmony with a complex depth. The wine has a laser-like focus and shows elegant restraint from both start to finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Andrew Will
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Sorella (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) is in the same ballpark, with plenty of blackberry, mineral, toast and earthiness, as well as full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. More backwards and structured than the Champoux Vineyard, give it a handful of years in the cellar and plan on drinking bottles through 2028.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2014
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastIn a blind tasting, it's hard to imagine many people would identify this wine as from Washington, due to the coolness of the vintage and the style. It's almost impenetrable when first opened, with brooding notes of graphite, exotic spice, herbs, toast and dark fruit. The acids are mouthwatering, the tannins firm and tightly wound, and they need significant time to uncoil. But when they do, the wine glorious. Give it at least until 2019 in the cellar or a 24+ hour decant. One of the highlights of the vintage.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2014
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, with dark berry and cherry flavors under a blanket of smoky, tarry flavors, finishing with an earthy character. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2019. 716 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 31, 2014