A healthy addition of 12% Petit Verdot plays well in this wine. This is exuberant in black plum, chocolate and black pepper, with full-bodied and present oak, yet it also has a soft, approachability to the palate.
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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.