This blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec and 3% Merlot has a dustiness to the palate, as well as jalapeño and dried herb. It's structured in subdued red fruit, with herbaceousness that doesn't let up through the finish, accompanied by a streak of tobacco.
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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.