2008 Andrew Will Sorella Proprietary Red

Year: 2008
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 92
Red Wine
Price :

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot

"Impressive for its intensity and elegance, packed with black cherry, cherry, plum and spice flavors, hinting at roasted red pepper and a tarry minerality as the finish glides smoothly over refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2012 through 2020." (WS)

"The 2008 Sorella lacks the mind-boggling personality of the great 2007 although it is still an outstanding effort. It displays a bit of heat and lacks the length of its predecessor.

Andrew Will, located on Vashon Island, a short ferry-ride from Seattle, is where Chris Camarda fashions his blended, Bordeaux-style wines. In the 2008 vintage Camarda began producing two varietal wines at a lower price point due to the recession. In 2009 he has done the same but with vineyard designations." (WA)

Winery Notes:
This wine surprised me as I had thought that the 2006 Sorella was an example which couldn't be bested by the 2008 vintage. That is definitely wrong. This wine most clearly shows the vintage as one which stays in the mind and lingers with its sophistication and controlled verve. All the fruit and other components of the wine are showing as one in this mysterious yet gratifying wine.