Released January 2013
161 cases bottled
This is the inaugural vintage of Sonas, the blend formerly known as Ulysses. It is the 8th vintage of our singular ‘right-bank’ blend from Sheridan Vineyard. Aromas of crush black fruit, wet stones, earth and spices dominate on the nose. A silky texture laced with rich tannins that carry the dark-toned flavors of blackberry, currants and black plums to the mid-palate notes of blueberry, espresso and leather. The overall impression of Sonas is of a unique wine that is instantly discernible as Sheridan.
WINE MAKER'S NOTES
All fruit from Sheridan Vineyard 50 % Merlot, 33 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 % Cabernet Franc
RATINGS & AWARDS
Received a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards and a 91 in Wine Spectator
ORIGIN OF GRAPE
Sheridan Vineyards was established in 1996, and started with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah grapes. With a focus on sustainable farming practices and keeping yields low as the vineyard matures Sheridan fruit continues to offer rich aromas, great texture and distinct terroir.