Winemaker Alex MacGregor is doing great things up in Mendocino at Saracina, eldest Fetzer brother John's 600-acre estate in Hopland, which also makes this Atrea red blend. Based on 43% Zinfandel, with lighter amounts of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec, it needs some time to open up, though shows plenty of juicy ripe fruit now.
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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.