This wine has an undeniable barbecue smokiness and curious suggestion of charcuterie, making for a savory, meaty opening. Juicy in blackberry and dark chocolate, it's cradled generously in oak, which marks the wine's palate, particularly on the finish.
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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.