Sonoris Wines 2010 Red Wine, Red Mountain, $40

By on April 16, 2014

sonoris-wines-red-wine-2010-labelHillary Sjolund, aka Enomama, produced this Port-style from Red Heaven Vineyard starting with a field blend of Souzão, Tinta Cão and Touriga Naçional that was co-crushed and co-fermented, then aged two years in puncheons previously used for Syrah. The aromas bring hints of malted milk balls, black cherry, Raisinets, blackstrap molasses and violets. On the pour are rich, round and bold flavors of black currant, cherry cough syrup and dark chocolate. The residual sugar hangs at 3%, and the structure accents acidity rather than alcohol. This wine received a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition, and it is available by contacting the winery as well as at Barking Frog and via Cru Selections in Woodinville, the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland and Wicked Cellars in Everett.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 27 cases

Alcohol: 18%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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