Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Washington and Idaho.

In addition to his work at Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report, an on-line publication dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest. The site is a four-time finalist for ‘Best Single Subject Wine Blog’ from the Wine Blog Awards, winning the honor in 2013 and 2014. Sullivan also writes regularly for Seattle Metropolitan, Vineyard & Winery Management, Washington Tasting Room, and Edible Seattle. He currently reviews wines from Washington and Idaho, and resides in Seattle, Washington.

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Horsepower 2012 Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $115

Despite its lighter color, this wine explodes from the glass with a complex, near-endless list of aromas that include sea breeze, crushed flowers, peat, green olive, fire pit, smoked meat, pepper, orange peel and sea salt. Its ethereal, elegant style belies the outrageously rich, exquisitely flavorful savory notes that won’t quit, offering a completely captivating…

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
96
points

Cayuse 2012 Bionic Frog Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $95

Aromas of dried herbs, green olive, grilled asparagus and smoke lead to intensely concentrated savory flavors with a flat-out dazzling mouthfeel. It’s a knockout that overloads the senses.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
96
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Cayuse 2012 God Only Knows Grenache (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $90

It takes some time to open up but when it does, this wine reveals perfumed aromas of potpourri, green olive, savory spices, peat, pepper and mineral. The palate is equal parts light and dense with almost chewy, savory flavors that won’t quit.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
96
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Horsepower 2012 Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $115

Arresting and perfumed, this wine displays aromas of stargazer lilies, fire pit, tapenade and smoked meat, displaying exquisite nuance and detail. Flavors are intensely rich yet light in their styling, with a savory and floral finish that continues as long as you care to count. It displays a rare sense of delicacy and intensity that is breathtaking.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
96
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Horsepower 2012 The Tribe Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $115

An aromatic tour de force, this perfumed wine offers hypnotic notes of flowers, green olive, asparagus, sea breeze, mineral, peat, smoke flowers and an earthy funk, showing layers of complexity. The palate’s lithe frame belies the richness of the smoke, fire pit and grilled meat flavors that linger.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
95
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Betz Family 2012 Père de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $72

This arresting wine delivers aromas of fresh-ground coffee, sweet spices, licorice, dark fruit, pencil box, bay leaf, black currant and smoke, showing so much nuance you want to just keep on sniffing. The palate brings inky, dense, seamless dark fruit flavors and beautifully integrated tannins. It’s completely irresistible now—a flat out stunner—but promises to…

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
95
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Cayuse 2012 Armada Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $90

This wine displays a broader fruit profile than The Rocks is often known for, with aromas of plum leading to crushed rock, cracked pepper, olive, herbs and smoked meat. The texture is captivating, both elegant in its styling yet rich, commanding attention with floral notes on the finish.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
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Cayuse 2012 En Chamberlain Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $75

Aromatically this wine is not yet entirely ready to reveal its charms, with reserved notes of mineral, smoked meat, olive brine, fire pit, peat and crushed flowers. The generous earth and savory flavors feel rich and full, leading to a lengthy finish.

 — S.S.  (9/1/2015)
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