The Sullivan designate complements the Dardis, with a different mix of clones. Here it's Pommard and Dijon 777, and the wine is robust and textural. Aging in 28% new French oak brings up highlights of baking spices around fruit that runs from rhubarb to strawberry to cherry pie. It's balanced and light, and should drink well through 2022.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.