Sean Sullivan

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canada.

Sean is the founder of Washington Wine Report, an on-line publication dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest. A native of Massachusetts, he moved to Washington in 2000 to pursue a love of mountain climbing. Captivated by the area’s exploding wine scene, in 2005 he began writing wine reviews and distributing them via email before founding Washington Wine Report as an on-line site in 2007. In addition to his work at Washington Wine Report, he has written for Seattle Metropolitan, Decanter, Vineyard & Winery Management, Washington State Wine Touring Guide, among others.

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Wy'East Vineyards 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge (OR))

  1. $40
The aromas of strawberry, orange peel and plum seem a bit muddled, while the palate brings greater clarity and delineation to the medium bodied, creamy-feeling fruit flavors.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
88
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Battle Creek 2011 Unconditional Pinot Noir (Oregon)

  1. $16
Quite pale in color, this is an airy style of Pinot with notes of cherry, citrus, coffee and mesquite. Flavors are light but juicy with mouthwatering acidity.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
88
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David Hill 2010 Tempranillo (Rogue Valley)

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  1. $30
Aged 24 months in a combination of French and American oak, it’s brooding with notes of baking spices, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. There’s a pleasing sense of balance save for some grittiness to the tannins that distracts.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
87
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Wy'East Vineyards 2012 Blue Chip Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge (OR))

  1. $25
Though hailing from the warm, dry 2012 vintage, this wine remains quite restrained in style with its notes of wild strawberry, freshly rubbed mint and cola. It doesn’t quite have the concentration to deliver all that the aromas promise.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
86
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Girardet 2010 Barrel Select Pinot Noir (Umpqua Valley)

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With this wine that comes from the cool 2010 vintage, you have to strain to hear the notes of cranberry, herbs and orange peel. The style is light, almost faint though remaining well executed.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
85
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Girardet 2013 Estate Grown Seyval Blanc (Umpqua Valley)

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An aromatically unique wine with notes of lees and citrus. It drinks close to dry and is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a green apple skin finish.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
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Primarius 2012 Pinot Noir (Oregon)

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A distinctive bottle with notes of fresh herbs, rose hips, mint and cola. However the flavors can’t back it all up, with black tea tannins that seem unresolved.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
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Girardet 2011 Touchdown Red (Umpqua Valley)

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Named after the winemaker’s emergency flight landing on the local interstate, this is an unusual blend of Landot Noir, Chancellor, Zinfandel, Syrah and Maréchal Foch, along with bits of Pinot and Gamay Noir. It brings brings aromas and flavors of green olive, tire rubber and sea breeze with mouthwatering acidity. It doesn’t all fit but still piques the interest plenty.  — S.S.  (8/1/2014)
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