Price:  £23.50 | Case Rate: £22.33
Ex Tax: £19.58

Andrew Will Winery - Involuntary Commitment 2016

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Washington
  • Wine Area: Columbia Valley
  • Wine Maker: Chris Camarda
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Percentage: Cabernet Franc (61%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), and Merlot,
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2026.
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 95 (2011) WE: 94 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

"A wine with the instinctive elegance of the involuntary and the comforting strength of commitment. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot shows balance, full flavor and goes as well with a casual weekday dinner as it does with a highly anticipated special occasion. With such great fruit coming out of our vineyards this year, we just couldn’t help but spread the wealth." This red casts a deep young claret robe and Cab Franc-driven aromas of cassis, tobacco, dried herbs, and dusty soil. Propelled by cedary Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and plummy, chocolatey Merlot, the wine achieves a wonderful harmony on the palate thanks to refreshing acidity and plentiful soft tannins. Reprises of red and black fruits carry through to the back-palate and segue the wine to a long, delicious, Right Bank-inspired finish. Enjoy the wine now and over the coming five years by itself or with roast lamb or beef, eggplant parmigiana, and recipes spotlighting spring morel mushrooms.

Winery Information

Andrew Will Winery

Owned by Chris Camarda the Andrew Will winery was founded in 1989 and named after his son Will, and nephew Andrew. This premium producer has really put Washington on the map for creating boutique, highly distinctive wines. The winery began humbly in a rented Seattle warehouse with all operation carried out manually; and today the winery is located at an impressive 5-acre site on Vashon Island. The premier vineyard sites consist of plots in the Columbia Valley; Champoux Vineyard in the Horse.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)95 pts

June 2014 Reviewer : Jeb Dunnock - The 2011 Sorella (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) is in the same ballpark, with plenty of blackberry, mineral, toast and earthiness, as well as full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. More backwards and structured than the Champoux Vineyard, give it a handful of years in the cellar and plan on drinking bottles through 2028.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)94 pts

In a blind tasting, it's hard to imagine many people would identify this wine as from Washington, due to the coolness of the vintage and the style. It's almost impenetrable when first opened, with brooding notes of graphite, exotic spice, herbs, toast and dark fruit. The acids are mouthwatering, the tannins firm and tightly wound, and they need significant time to uncoil. But when they do, the wine glorious. Give it at least until 2019 in the cellar or a 24+ hour decant. One of the highlights of the vintage.