Terre Rouge's annual best of the best barrels is luxurious in leather and smoky oak, grippy tobacco flirting through the midpalate through to the end. Concentrated in brambly black fruit and a core of gamy meat, it'll expand its world in due time, the layers of complexity like an Escher sketch, with no discernible end.
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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.