This is a beautifully understated and refined wine, savory in character with complex layers of black olive, lavender and black tea. Secondary characteristics come into play on the silky smooth palate, a mix of old-world cedar, pencil shavings, graphite and gun smoke.
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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.