A lovely, brooding wine with barrel notes (68% new American and French) of cocoa and sweet spices mingling with a panoply of cherry, cranberry, herbs and currant. It's subdued in feel with a pleasing lick of acid that draws the flavors out on a long, lingering finish.
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: email@example.com.