This expressive wine has notes of vanilla, whiskey barrel and dried red fruit. It's ripe and full but without all of the alcoholic weight that this variety sometimes brings. Some grit to the tannins provides a bit of distraction.
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.