The grapes for this wine are grown at 1,500-foot elevation, from a site that provides more coolness than the appellation's valley floor, a data point that becomes relevant to the taste and aroma of this wine. Spice, leather and garrigue combine for a seamless, soft and ageable experience, the wine dark and brooding in blackberry and bacon, yet beautifully aromatic in fresh violet and lavender. Enjoy through 2020.
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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.