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Andrew Will Sorella and Two Blondes 04
Wines for Happy Dancing

Ever stick your nose in a glass of wine and do a little dance? Although I’m an animated person, it takes a serious wine to make my feet leave the ground. One word: Sorella.

Andrew Will Sorella 04 $60.26/$66.95

Andrew Will Sorella 04The 2004 Andrew Will Sorella is extraordinary. When the Avalon team tasted this wine, words like sensual and seamless came from everyone. The aromas of black and red cherries were perfectly entwined with lovely sweet oak and smoke, pie spice, dark violets and with time, roasted coffee. Mouthfillingly plush and juicy flavors of black and red cherries and dark chocolate-covered blueberries. The tannins are structured but velvety and the acidity provides a lift through to the finish, which delicately caresses your mouth with a mélange of fruit, minerals, and spicy toast.

While definitely a young wine, the ’04 Sorella has an openness not usually found in Andrew Will red wines. We’re convinced this will prove to be one of the best Washington 2004 reds.

Take note Champoux Vineyard fans: the ’04 Sorella is 37% Block I Cabernet Sauvignon—over 30 year old vines!, 21% Merlot, 18% Blocks II and III Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, all from the Champoux Vineyard.


2004 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard $46.76/$51.95

Two Blondes, Chris Camarda’s estate vineyard in Yakima Valley, continues to show tremendous promise. The ’04 is easily the best bottling so far.

Alluring aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries, and smoky bacon float from the glass. Deliciously concentrated, rich, dark fresh and dried cherries, plum and cassis flavors envelope the palate and carry through the finish.

Like the Sorella, the Two Blondes is lush and luxuriant but with perfectly balancing acidity and great structure. The ’04 Two Blondes will cellar well, but you may not be able to wait. 44% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Merlot.


Food pairings

Amy Paul, the newest member of our staff, holds Le Grand Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu—you’ll be seeing more food pairing notes from her (and all of us) in the future. Here are our recommendations for the 2004 Andrew Will wines.

For questions on recipes and preparations, e-mail store@northwest-wine.com

Food pairings for Sorella: The key is to avoid distracting from the wine (yes, it’s that good). Pair it with simple, bold meats like rack of lamb, aged rib-eye, or venison with no fussy sauces. Just serve with roasted rosemary potatoes.

Food pairings for Two Blondes: Because of the lovely acidity and concentration, consider pan seared duck breast dusted with Chinese five spice, served rare with coconut studded jasmine rice. Yum!

Call or e-mail us with any questions. We’d love to talk more about the Sorella and Two Blondes. They’ll make you dance!


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