Andrew Will Sorella 2015
|Region||United States, Washington, Horse Heaven Hills|
The 2015 Sorella is superb, unwinding in the glass with a youthful but already complex bouquet of crushed cassis, cherries, pencil shavings, subtle cigar smoke and espresso roast. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a rock-solid core, juicy acids and a beautifully fine-grained but firm chassis of structuring tannins. If it's the most promising of these 2015s from Chris Camarda, it's also the most backward and in need of cellaring, and as the track record of this bottling demonstrates, its tenth birthday will be just the beginning of the excitement.
The flagship 2015 Sorella Champoux Vineyard is another include Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend that's up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice, candle wax and graphite notes all emerge from this tight, concentrated, fresh beauty that really needs 4-5 years of bottle age. A wine that gains depth with time in the glass, it has fine tannin, beautiful balance, and a classic, elegant style.
Dark ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and licorice are lifted by violet and spice notes. Suave and expressive, conveying a distinctly juicy character to its dark berry and spice flavors. Already shows a captivating glossiness to its fruit but its firm tannic spine calls for some patience.