This variety is still a rarity in the state. Barrel aromas are out front, with notes of vanilla and coffee followed by herbs. The flavors are elegant, with a tart lick of acidity, but bring a stewed element that distracts.
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.