Maldonado is set in a fairly cool area of the Napa Valley, almost as far south as one can go. This resulting wine reflects that tension of minerality and crisp mouthfeel while providing a decadence of spiced apple and lime. Light and sublimely textured, it's subtle and sophisticated.
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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.