Andrew Will, Sorella Horse Heaven Hills 2014

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    USA

  • Region:

    Washington

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Merlot 11%, Cabernet Franc 11%, Petit Verdot 2%

  • Winemaker:

    Will Camarda

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Andrew Will Sorella Horse Heaven Hills 2014 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Sorella means sister in Italian and the wine was named
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. As usual Champoux vineyard shines through in this Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend in all the best ways. Notes of blackberries, red plum and current intermingle with cassis, and hints of minerality. This wine shows true balance from start to finish and lives up to its name as our flagship blend.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 97pts (2014) - Cassis, smoked earth, graphite and\nchocolate all emerge from this rich, full-bodied,\nconcentrated, gorgeously layered beauty that has sweet\ntannin, beautiful purity and a great finish. This is a\nsensational wine. J

Producer Profile

Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris had developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after the Camardas' son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor to the success and notoriety in recent years of Washington State wines. Initially, the winery consisted of 900 square feet of rented industrial space in Seattle. In the early days, everything was done by hand from shovelling grapes into crushers, to labelling and delivering the wine. In 1994, the Camardas moved to Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, where they built the present winery. They now have two buildings which allow them to make about 4300 cases of wine a year. They have also purchased land in Eastern Washington and planted 36 acres in grapes. Andrew Will makes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. As Chris Camarda has developed his style of winemaking over the years, he has focused on the primacy of the vineyard over variety. It is now the driving force behind Andrew Will. While the idea of terroir has become almost a hollow marketing tool, it has great attraction for Chris in its purest form. "I believe that an individual piece of property can form a signature - an identity - and it is that face that is the focus of my winemaking, " he said. "We are trying to let the vineyards reveal themselves. I believe that if Washington is ever to be considered a great wine region we need to establish the characteristics of our geographical areas and the characteristics of each vineyard in those areas," he added.