A conservative 4% Cabernet Franc adds floral aroma and subtle herbaceousness to this Cabernet Sauvignon, which bristles on the nose in sandalwood and hibiscus. The rounded rich flavors tend toward red cherry and cassis—big bold layers of concentration supported by well-integrated tannin.
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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.