Though this wine saw only 35% new French oak, the barrel notes show first, with aromas of vanilla and coffee ahead of the variety's peppery spices. The palate displays a better sense of balance with plump, elegant cranberry and cherry flavors that linger.
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.