A true cuvée, this wine combines 55% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Pretty and floral on the nose, it offers red cherry and strawberry alongside high-toned cranberry, finishing piquantly racy in acidity and smooth.
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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.