The aromas of sage and other herbs are subdued, accented by vanilla and other barrel spices. In contrast, the cherry and dark-berry flavors are rich and concentrated. The disconnect between the two seems jarring but time might bring them together.
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.