This may be the only wine made from this variety in the Napa Valley—a boldly fruity, structured and powerful wine strong in tannin and oak. Layers of well-developed flavors are defined by blackberry, black pepper and cinnamon stick.
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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.