This Merlot-based blend also contains Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and offers tastes of currant, spicy plum and tobacco around an oaky core. The rich, woody components are well-integrated on the palate and accented by mint and dried herb.
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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.