Made from a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, this blend also holds 4% of Malbec and 4% of Merlot, a hearty yet elegant showing of the appellation. Herbal sage and cedar combine with a waft of peppercorn and tobacco leaf to make for an inviting entry, before soft, approachable layers of black fruit enter the scene. The finish all about dark chocolate.
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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.