Rich but not overly dense, this 100% varietal wine from a vineyard known also for Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon is wickedly generous in chocolate mocha, full bodied yet balanced. It finishes in a flurry of black pepper and leather.
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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.