Thick in black cherry and blackberry, this wine from a varietal rare in California also has a leatheriness. The vines were planted in 1991 along with Freisa and Barbera, the latter of which is represented in the blend. Smoke and herb wrap around a soft, approachable frame, calling out for rich pasta and braised meats.
User Avg Rating
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.