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53% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
Involuntary Commitment is a new project in Washington State that is “committed” to producing premium wine from top Vineyards from the Columbia Valley. The idea behind this new project was the forecast of a larger than expected harvest. With a combination of great weather, vine maturity and timing we created a wine that shows all the nuances of premier Washington State grapes that will drink wonderfully right out of the bottle. The wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks with all native yeasts and are aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.
Time in barrels: 11 Months (100% Neutral French Oak Barrels)
Vinification: Fermented in Stainless Steel, Native Yeast, No Fining or Filtering
This stealthy project is the brainchild of Andrew Will, one of Washington's, and dare we say the country's most celebrated wineries. They declassified some of their fruit (which is among the best in the state!) to produce this Tuesday night dinner winner. A great combo of ripe fruit and elegance, exuding currants, plums, tobacco leaf and licorice, it's an Andrew Will Bordeaux blend for 1/3 the price! - Marcus
“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 is Andrew Will Cellars “gateway drug”… meaning this is their wine meant to be sold to restaurants as a By The Glass pour to get you familiar with the brand and then step up into their more expensive offerings
One sip and you will all be thinking, “If this is entry-level, then how good must the real stuff be?” (Answer: Pretty darn good!)
So what’s it like? Think Right Bank Bordeaux from Fronsac or Castillon. Yes, Bordeaux. Not California or even Washington State. I know this comes from Washington, silly. But Andrew Will’s style is just so radically different. No cocktail, this is serious wine meant to be paired with food. And to age, as this baby will drink well for at least another 7 years!