With healthy dashed of Syrah (19%) and Mourvèdre (5%), this wine drinks as much like a Rhone-style blend as a varietal wine. The aromas offer a very pretty balance of red and blue fruit, accented by generous amounts of black pepper, high-toned herbs and moist earth. The flavors have crystalline clarity, dancing lightly on the palate and ending with a coffee filled finish. It provides a lot of delicacy and nuance, only ramping up over time.
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.