There's much to like in this wine's notes of cocoa and cherry, with the barrel spices bringing a sense of confection. The flavors are appealing but the tannins bring a slight feel of gruffness that holds it back.
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.