This 100% varietal wine is dark and foreboding in brambly blackberry and dense, smooth layers of textured oak and vanilla. Beyond full bodied, it holds on to enough acidity to make it complex and age-worthy, finishing in a splash of toffee and caramel.
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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.