This wine benefits from additions of 19% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, the floral nuances of these varieties providing layered fruitiness and subtle texture. Cinnamon, vanilla and raspberry flavors take on a tart, herbal personality as the medium-bodied wine opens in the glass.
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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.