This wine is extreme in earthy bitterness, a bit over the top on first sip. It settles down a bit into tart cherry and black tea notes, the fruit coming from three vineyard sites spread across the appellation. A burst of herbs caps the end.
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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.