Merlot leads the pack in this blend of six Bordeaux varieties with a dash of Syrah (5%). The fruit is taken from five different vineyards across Washington and Idaho. It has notes of candied cherry, licorice and ash, with tart flavors and dry, astringent 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.