The Sorella is a blend that was created in 1994 and has now become the flagship wine for Andrew Will. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant red blend was created to showcase the combination of finesse and structure that comes from Washington State grapes. This wine is sourced from Champoux Vineyard, which is one of the premier vineyards in Washington. This wine has proven to age gracefully for over 25 years now. Sorella means sister in Italian and the wine was named to honor Chris Camarda’s late sister when it was first produced in 1994. The portrait on the label now is Chris’ late wife Annie who died in 2005. The 2015 vintage was the warmest vintage to date, with above average temperatures across the Columbia Valley. These warm temps led to an advancement of the growing season, leading to a harvest almost 2 weeks ahead of any recent years. Very warm temperatures starting in the spring and continuous through July/August, led into cooler temperatures in September allowing phenolic ripeness to catch up. Despite the heat, the wines from this vintage ended up with great fruit characteristics while maintaining excellent structure and focus.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Verdot
Horse Heaven Hills
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18.5 Months (30% New French Oak, 70% Neutral French Oak)