Andrew Will Winery - Sorella Champoux Vnyd Horse Heaven Hills 2018 (750ml)
Decanter: 96 Points
One of the outstanding wines of this vintage. Right now it is very tightly wound, with a massive wall of dark currants, blackberry compote and espresso bean tones on the palate. With refined tannins and an exceedingly long finish, this wine will cellar well for decades to come. Try to resist this beautiful wine for at least a few years.
Wine Advocate: 96 Points
Set to be released in spring of 2023, the 2018 Sorella is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% each of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot filling in the remainder. Juicy, dusty and spicy aromas waft from the glass with succulent, floral notes that capture the nose. Spiced red cherries, potpourri and dusty black raspberry essences cartwheel with notions of lavender and rose hip before offering up delicate baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is initially subdued and grows in amplitude while offering a balanced structure with succulent tannins. The longer the wine sits on the palate, it increases in spiciness under the ripe, juicy dark red fruit tones. The Sorella continues to evolve in the mouth with persistence, lingering long, leaving behind flavors graphite, crème de cassis and black cherry skin. Just under 8,000 bottles were filled after the wine rested for 22 months in all French oak, 35% new. Set your calendar and put this on your shopping list for when it’s released. Bravo, another stunning vintage of Sorella on the books.