Concentrated in rich reserves of tobacco and tar, the fruit in this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot is elusive at first. In the glass it develops into a nuanced expression of blackberry jam and dark chocolate, a sprinkling of cinnamon in there, too. Cellar through 2022.
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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.