This has notes of black cherry and smoky tar. It's tannins can barely be wrapped around one's lips on first sip, but let the wine open (and/or age) and its black cherry, berry, coffee and mint components swirl together in exciting ways.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.