Though not immediately identifiable as Merlot, it's an aromatically pleasing wine with notes of cocoa, pencil lead and herbs. Medium bodied, it drinks just off dry, with slightly bitter tannins.
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.