This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot, aged nearly two years in 80% new French oak, is a ripe, extracted and mightily concentrated wine, offering big flavor in a complex package. Highlights include cedar, cherry and cocoa powder dusted in tobacco.
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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.