A new offering from the winery, this includes Syrah (13%) and Malbec (3%) in the mix. It's direct and appealing in notes of blueberry, cherry and well-placed vanilla accents. The flavors are supple and polished, with the oak (30% new French) pleasantly dialed back, the tannins providing a gentle squeeze and the acids drawing things out nicely.
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.