Cabernet Greatness: Andrew Will Sorella 2017

Andrew Will Sorella is one of the country's great Cabernets. It is built around a fortress of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon from 1972-planted Block 1 of Champoux Vineyard, Washington's most famous Cabernet vineyard. These old vines exude greatness that is typified in Sorella. One of the true cornerstones of Washington red wine, Sorella is an essential part of a Washington collection. We highly recommend you make it a part of your collection today.

$89.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($99.95 regular)

Us: Of course there's power—it is Washington Cabernet—yet Sorella's strength has always been found in its regal elegance, its ability to showcase the gorgeous fruit purity from legendary vines. The '17 is immediately captivating thanks to super-expressive aromas which pull you into the silky, seamless cascade of magnificent Champoux fruit. Exceptional balance carries the day—it never feels heavy, slowly unfurling its structure with successive sips. I would open one now for the pure pleasure of it, knowing that any bottles you cellar are guaranteed to shine for many (many) years to come. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot.

97 points The Wine Advocate: "A resounding success, the deep ruby-colored 2017 Sorella displays beautiful purple highlights and explodes from the glass with aromas of blackberry, cigar box and dried tobacco with hints of graphite and dusty purple flowers. Full-bodied, ripe and round, with an immaculate mouthfeel, showing an impressive depth of flavor. With succulent red and black fruit expressions and soft cinnamon spice tones from oak, the wine is a whirlwind of complexity across the mid-palate. Emerging with a balanced structure and lifted tannic backbone, it lingers with persistence and intention, as flavors of dusty bitter dark chocolate, black plum and spiced dark cherries flutter across the finish. Bravo, this is absolutely stunning and will drink amazingly for the next two decades to come."