For this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot, all the fruit comes from Stillwater Creek Vineyard. The wine offers notes of mocha, coffee, woodspice, herbs and dark cherry. It's palate-coating and full in feel, with verve to the blackberry and cranberry flavors that are backed by a firm grip of tannins that need some time in the bottle to come into their own.
In addition to his work at Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report, a site dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest that has twice been named ‘Best Single Subject Wine Blog’ by the Wine Blog Awards. Sullivan has authored over 100 print articles on Northwest wine. He resides in Seattle, Washington.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.