The oak (25% new French and American) is pleasantly dialed back here allowing the pure notes of plum, cherry, and espresso to shine through. The concentration dips a bit in the middle but it still brings much to enjoy and fits in well at the dinner table.
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.