Wine Spectator 93 points - Fresh and lively, this is juicy with blackberry and floral flavors that keep dancing deftly through the finish, framed with firm tannins, but staying harmonious and gaining in intensity with each sip. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017.—H.S. (Jun 20 2012)
Sorella, named in honor of owner/winemaker Chris Camarda’s sister, is always a blend from Champoux vineyard; 65% block 1 & 2 Cabernet Sauvignon (30+ year old vines and the heart of the wine), 23% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. The 2009 Sorella stands out as a brooding, complex wine with the perfect combination of power and elegance.
|By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International WineCellar, Nov/Dec 12
(43% cabernet sauvignon, 39% cabernet franc, 11% merlot and 7% petit verdot; 40% new oak): Good deep red with ruby highlights. Very ripe black plum dominates the nose. An impressively concentrated Bordeaux blend with thick yet lively flavors of black cherry and redcurrant filling the mouth. This has the ripeness and stuffing to support its substantial dusty, ripe tannins. Plenty of structure here. 93 points