Sonoris, Burney’s Blend 2009, Columbia Valley, Washington
Tasting Note: A rich, fruit-forward, comforting red blend from Columbia Valley.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, black plum, kirsch, raspberry puree, tobacco and bramble.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend has ripe, medium-plus-intensity fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-velvety, medium-plus tannin.
There is midpalate complexity and concentration.
Yummy, Columbia- Valley fruit.
Bottle Note: Sonoris (suh-nawr-is) is derived from the meaning of deep, resonant sound. The label portrays my grandfather, Burney Sjölund (circa 1935). At 95 years old, his voice and entrepreneurial spirit resonates within me, within this wine. Sonoris is for him as well as those who lend us their voice and guidance on our journeys! Hillary Sjölund. A blend of cabernet sauvignon (71%), merlot (23%), cabernet franc (3%) and malbec (3%).
Price: $38 (I paid $19)
Tasting Date: May 12, 2019