A surprisingly perfumed, well-integrated and delicious Cab from the Santa Monica Mountains, where newcomer Howard Leight is starting to craft some superb juice. With some room to grow, this wine has plenty of elegant red plum and anise and its tannins are present but not overwhelming. Grab a steak and give it a go, especially at the price.
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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.