Though aged in just 20% new French oak, the wood still seems out front on this otherwise enjoyable wine that brings prominent notes of vanilla along with pear and peach. It's medium bodied in feel and avoids seeming oily or overblown, with a tart, citrusy finish.
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.