96 point Washington Royalty: Sorella '12
Wait, make that party Friday, since we're celebrating the arrival of Washington wine royalty. The Queen herself, Sorella 2012 from Andrew Will. A wine this outstanding makes you invent new superlatives. Bordeaux and Napa, eat your hearts out. We highly
96 points Wine AdvocateAndrew Will Sorella 2012
$71.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($79.95 regular)
"...the 2012 Sorella comes all from the Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and is made from 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Aged 18 months in 35% new French oak, it has smoking notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, toasted bread and spice-box to go with a full-bodied, awesomely concentrated yet layered, balanced profile on the palate. There's a lot of tannin here, so short-term cellaring is advised. This beauty will have 2-3 decades of longevity and will stand toe-to-toe with some of the greatest Bordeaux blends out there. These latest 2012s from Chris Camarda are easily some of the best wines I've tasted from him and they have everything; texture, richness, balance and structure."
Opening with a lusciously deep, gushing array of cassis and signature black cherry, this is pure awesomeness. Palate-staining yet fresh and vibrant, the layers begin to unfurl just a few minutes from first pour. I found the texture surprisingly supple and harmonious. Of all, that's all Washington reds, none has a finer pedigree than Sorella, boasting an average vine age of 33+ years, all from the incredible Champoux Vineyard. Believe it or not, this is the best value available in old vine Champoux Cabernet. - Marcus
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