This 100% varietal wine displays aromas of vanilla, coconut and clove along with dark cherry and peppery spices. The palate has concentrated cherry and cranberry flavors along with abundant barrel accents. The oak (50% new American) gets a bit too far out front of the fruit but there's still much to enjoy.
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.