With its rose-petaled, dark-red hue, this old-vine Carignan is not for the faint of heart, but delivers to anyone in search of the unusual, with intense tannins and rich red fruit nicely topped with impressive layers of acidity, making it a good wine choice with a range of spicy, multilayered foods. This wine's got some serious bite, especially on the finish, and though already four years in bottle, could age another 3–5 years.
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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.