This rarely seen variety (a hybrid from a cross of a French grape with an indigenous North American one) brings notes of ash, green olive and an assortment of berries. It's medium bodied with a low-alcohol feel and cranberry-like tartness.
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.