Made in robust style, then blended with 11% Petite Sirah and smaller amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot, this old vines wine is a juicy core of brick, tar, blackberry and smoked meat, with an undeniable girth of oak and tannin. It's well-made in a bigger, bolder package.
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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.