This remains a vineyard site to watch, a spot within the Sebastopol Hills section now widely being called West Sonoma Coast. The area is also known for heirloom apples, much of which go into artisanal cider. Weighty and inconceivably bright, the Pinot is layered in fresh cranberry and earthy pomegranate, dusted in baking spice and structured in firm tannins. About half of the wine went through whole-cluster fermentation.
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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.