Smoky oak and huge, dry tannins inform the personality of this full-bodied wine, a filling mix of black plum, cassis and blackberry. Sharper elements of cedar and dried herb are balanced by noteworthy drops of chocolate 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.