From Saralee's Vineyard, known more for its Pinot Noir, this Tannat also includes 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Syrah. Spicy, peppery and grippy, it's concentrated in blackberries and black licorice, and doesn't overdo it on the oak.
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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.