Aromas of flowers, purple fruit and baking spice are followed by a vanilla-filled palate, with the tannins showing a touch of astringency. The vanilla barrel influence takes over the show, especially on the finish. It's a shame as there are good things going on underneath.
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.