The aromas of char, sawdust and vanilla seem to clash with the notes of herbs, leather and cedar. The fruit flavors are lighter in style with the oak (50% new French along with third-fill American) taking over the show.
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.