This blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 21% Petit Verdot and 19% Merlot achieves a rich succulence on the palate, offering well-put-together flavors of cassis and red cherry. Balanced in terms of acidity and tannin, it finishes a tad grippy, but refined.
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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.