Coming from a hot vintage, the aromas bring notes of blackberry jam, coffee, fruit rollup, flower and herb. The tannins are quite firm, showing a bit of astringency out of the gate but settling down with some time open. Despite the warmth of the vintage, it brings a pleasing sense of acidity.
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.