This is a serious, sturdy wine that blends 6% Syrah and ages for 17 months in French oak, a quarter of it new. Perfumed and earthy, it's beautifully layered with intense macerated cherry, black pepper and licorice flavors.
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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.