Thick and richly built with bright red fruit, this has integrated tannin and oak. A touch of grip rides around the edges of the fruit and clove spice, which are nuanced in layers of black licorice, blueberry and cassis. Full bodied, the wine has a wealth of minerality at its core.
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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.