Smoky, toasted oak is met by brighter elements of cassis and red currant in this 100% varietal wine, blessed by substantial density and ripeness. Dusty tannin rides along the palate with a smooth edge, finishing in rich caramel toffee.
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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.