Tar, baked blackberry and dusty, smoked oak define this full-bodied, 100% varietal wine that was aged in French oak, 85% of it new. The wood provides depth and breadth around velvety layers of juicy black-cherry pie and vanilla.
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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.