Though labeled as a red wine, this wine is 97% Syrah and 3% Mourvèdre. The aromas are wound-up and high-toned at present, with notes of purple fruit and black fruit, bittersweet chocolate and barrel spice. The palate is sweet and saturated with black-fruit flavors, showing the warmth of the vintage. It's far from shy and delivers a lot of hedonistic 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.