The velvety mouthfeel provides much of the draw on this Rhône-inspired blend that offers notes of celery salt, orange peel, smoked meat and barnyard. Like many European wines, it doesn't come off as entirely clean, but here it only adds to its appeal.
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.