Entirely barrel-fermented and aged in French oak, half of it new, this is made from estate-grown fruit. Pear, Gravenstein apple and oak flavors are integrated well, with a bite of acidity twisted around the wine's powerful concentration.
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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.