Oak aromas are at the fore, with notes of vanilla, toffee, barrel spice and char followed by game and red fruit. The red-fruit and Band-Aid flavors are lighter in style, showing abundant oak accents that persist through the tart finish. It's a surprisingly elegant wine considering the appellation.
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.