Involuntary Commitment is a project from the winemaking team at Andrew Will Winery. They use only fruit from sources vetted by Will and Chris.
This wine shows the same drinkability as the 2016 vintage but with more breadth due to the majority of Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, it exhibits layers of violets, blueberries and herbal notes with silky tannins and plenty of mouthfeel. It is a wine that will drink great in a glass now while also maintaining excellent aging capabilities. 2017 started out with a cool spring but caught up to typically ripening levels in august. A cooler second half to September allowed delayed hang times and wines that show excellent ripeness while maintaining finesse and structure.
Composition: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vinification: Native yeast, no filtering
Time in Neutral French Barrels: 11 months
Bottling Date: August, 2018
Release Date: October, 2018
Total Production: 2,246 cases
Wine Enthusiast – “Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot make up this young release wine. Aromas of gun smoke, cherry, orange rind, green pepper and stem are followed by soft, medium-bodied, fruit-forward flavors with a tart finish. It brings a sense of immediacy and appeal, along with a pleasing balance that kicks it up a notch or two. Impressively, it also shows a lot of staying power especially for a wine at this price.” (90 Pts, ‘Editors’ Choice’)
Jeb Dunnuck – “The second wine of Andrew Will that’s all from declassified fruit, the 2017 Red Wine offers a beautiful perfume of crushed violets, blueberries, and cranberries. It’s fresh, lively, medium-bodied, and beautifully balanced, with loads of charm.” (90 Pts)