Brawny as a leather pouch, this big-shouldered wine shows the age of its vines in blackberry-compote flavor and accents of cinnamon and smoky char. Bright perfumed aromatics lift the burly, concentrated fruit alongside supportive acidity and a succulent finish.
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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.