Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Washington Sorella 2009

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This highly perfumed, deeply fruited Bordeaux blend possesses the seamless fruit-structure integration that I have come to expect from Washington. ... Read more

Extremely fruity yet clean and refreshing. Obvious New World style but hass more than the standard fruity bold statement stuff the usual 'less than... Read more

The nose is EXPLODING with jalepeño and green peppers, with a slight meatiness. Lightly vegetal. Bordeaux blend. Medium acid and tannin. Still aliv... Read more

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Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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Vintage: 2007 12/27/2012

This highly perfumed, deeply fruited Bordeaux blend possesses the seamless fruit-structure integration that I have come to expect from Washington. The tannins are silky and the acidity bright, keeping the expansive breadth on the palate and significant extraction in check.


Snooth User: colinrchorley
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Vintage: 2005 05/03/2010

Extremely fruity yet clean and refreshing. Obvious New World style but hass more than the standard fruity bold statement stuff the usual 'less than a tenner wine' tends to show.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/15/2009

The nose is EXPLODING with jalepeño and green peppers, with a slight meatiness. Lightly vegetal. Bordeaux blend. Medium acid and tannin. Still alive - ager? Lightish body. A little sour. Very interesting. Plantains?


Snooth User: ebethcheese
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/23/2008

WOW!!!


Snooth User: DeLovely
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Vintage: 1999 06/09/2009

I appreciate the nose. This makes me sit back and contemplate.


External Reviews for Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Washington Sorella

External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2012

Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, WashingtonAndrew Will Sorella is a superb red wine gem from Washington!RP 96; Jay Miller for Wine Advocate:"Andrew Wills' flagship wine is called Sorella; the 2007 Sorella, sourced entirely from the Champoux Vineyard, one of Washington's finest sites, is made up of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. Aromas of toasty oak, espresso, Asian spices, incense, black currant, and blackberry lead to a firmly structured wine with impeccable balance and serious aging potential. This pleasure-bent offering will offer a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2032, perhaps longer. Andrew Will, located on Vashon Island, a short ferry-ride from Seattle, is where Chris Camarda fashions his blended, Bordeaux-style wines. Without prompting Camarda told me (as he did Lettie Teague in a Wall Street Journal interview) that business has been very difficult, that he is cutting production, and that in the 2008 vintage he has fashioned two varietal wines that can sell within the range that American wine consumers are willing to spend. That said, the current releases of Andrew Will wines from the 2007 vintage are as good as or better than anything Camarda has done before."Enjoy Andrew Will "Sorella" with filet mignon, rack of lamb, venison, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The 2006 Sorella is produced from Block 1 of the Champoux Vineyard and is the winery's flagship. It is composed of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Saturated purple in color, the nose offers up an enticing mix of pain grille, pencil lead, espresso, incense, black currant, and blackberry. Already complex, this layered, fleshy, intensely flavored effort will benefit from another 4-6 years of cellaring and will have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Lithe, focused and beautifully detailed, offering a gorgeous array of floral-accented blackberry, boysenberry and anise flavors, lingering easily on the deftly balanced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice with consistent notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Produced entirely from fruit acquired from Paul Champoux's Champoux Vineyard, the 2002 Sorella is fashioned from 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot. Tar-laced black fruits, sweet spices, and herbs are found in this beauty's aromas as well as flavors. Medium-bodied, muscular, and intricate, it is a lovely, concentrated, as well as complex offering with a long, flavor-packed, and slightly warm (from alcohol) finish. Drink it between 2007 and 2018.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2014

Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, WashingtonAndrew Will Sorella is a superb red wine gem from Washington! A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc spending 21 months in oak.WS 92; RP 94; Jeb Dunnuck for Wine Advocate:"Loaded with promise, it has a decidedly pure, classy and detailed bouquet of black currant, graphite, licorice, roasted meats and singed herbs. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it still holds onto the overall elegance and finesse driven style of the estate and delivers a seamless texture, chewy tannin and serious minerality on the finish. As with Chris other 2010s, short-term cellaring is warranted here and upwards of two decades of longevity should be expected. Drink 2015-2030.Made by Chris Camarda from his base on Vashon Island just west of Seattle, Andrew Will Cellars delivers classic, elegant wines that show solid typicity and age-worthy profiles."Enjoy Andrew Will "Sorella" with filet mignon, rack of lamb, venison, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Tight, focused and distinctive, this sharp-edged wine shows ripe currant, spice, tobacco and coffee flavors that sneak up on you. They start slow but swirl through the mildly grippy tannins into a long, expressive finish, making for a beautifully compact and complex wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2018.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/15/2014

Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, WashingtonAndrew Will Sorella is a superb red wine gem from Washington! A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc spending 21 months in oak.RP 94; Jeb Dunnuck for Wine Advocate:"Loaded with promise, it has a decidedly pure, classy and detailed bouquet of black currant, graphite, licorice, roasted meats and singed herbs. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it still holds onto the overall elegance and finesse driven style of the estate and delivers a seamless texture, chewy tannin and serious minerality on the finish. As with Chris other 2010s, short-term cellaring is warranted here and upwards of two decades of longevity should be expected. Drink 2015-2030.Made by Chris Camarda from his base on Vashon Island just west of Seattle, Andrew Will Cellars delivers classic, elegant wines that show solid typicity and age-worthy profiles."Enjoy Andrew Will "Sorella" with filet mignon, rack of lamb, venison, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.


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