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 resides in Seattle, Washington.

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Cowhorn 2013 Marsanne-Roussanne (Applegate Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $35

A vibrantly aromatic wine with notes of apricot, toast, nutty spices and cream displaying both detail and complexity. The palate is full-bodied yet still shows restraint with fruit and smoky flavors that keep the interest level high through the lingering finish.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
92
points

Cowhorn 2013 Viognier (Applegate Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $35

Aged just three months in French oak (28% new), the wine focuses on the fruit, with rich notes of apricot, pear and tangerine. It’s full-bodied with sweet fruit flavors and a long, lingering, exquisitely fruit-filled finish.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
91
points

Cowhorn 2013 Spiral 36 White (Applegate Valley)

  1. $28

A blend of near-equal parts Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, this is aromatic with notes of corn on the cob, dried apricot and tangerine. The palate is full-bodied with sweet apricot flavors and a smoky finish (20% new French oak).

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
89
points

Valley View 2011 Anna Marie Tempranillo (Rogue Valley)

  1. $18

An appealing wine with notes of orange peel, citrus and red fruit. It’s medium-bodied with lively citrus flavors that display a soft feel.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
88
points

Cowhorn 2012 20 Grenache (Applegate Valley)

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  1. $45

A brightly aromatic wine with notes of raspberry jam, orange peel and baking spices. It’s tart and tangy, seeming to need some additional time in the bottle to come into its own.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
88
points

Silvan Ridge 2012 Tempranillo (Rogue Valley)

  1. $28

A lightly aromatic wine with notes of vanilla, butterscotch and red fruit. The flavors are lighter in style, displaying a fine sense of elegance.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
87
points

Silvan Ridge 2012 Cabernet Franc (Rogue Valley)

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  1. $28

This 100% varietal is lightly aromatic with notes of herbs, cherry and barrel spices. The palate is medium-bodied with cinnamon-stick flavors, coffee tones and tart acidity.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
85
points

Silvan Ridge 2012 Malbec (Rogue Valley)

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  1. $24

Barrel notes of toast and char are at the fore on this wine, followed by green tea and medicine cabinet. The fruit flavors are lighter in style with firm tannins.

 — S.S.  (2/1/2015)
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