Like many wines from the cool 2010 vintage in Washington, this one takes a considerable amount of time to get going. Once it does, you'll know it was worth the wait. The first release from this winery, it boasts a complex medley of herbs, cherries, olives and dusty earth. It's rounded and supple, with tart acidity. The oak (35% new French) is dialed back, to allow the fruit to shine through.
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.