Still young and tight, this cassis-laden wine has a softness, complemented by herb and dusty tannin. As it opens, more ripeness comes to the fore, almost like grenadine, with a braised meat streak to the aroma.
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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.