This high-octane 100% Syrah aged in 50% new French oak is intensely ripe yet interesting in its leathery texture and gamy traits. Black fruit dominates, from blackberry to black plum, a dose of black pepper and dark chocolate in there for good, decadent measure.
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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.