Merlot makes up 40% of this blend, with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc as well. Smoky meaty characteristics ride a rounded, smoothly textured and full-bodied explosion of baked blackberry and cassis, the tannins chalky.
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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.