This is a burly powerfully built wine that's mountain grown and exorbitant in sticky chewy tannin. Leathery tobacco and cedar play around savory clove and black pepper. The fruit is elusively overshadowed by black licorice and garrigue.
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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.