Given nearly two years in 30% new French oak, this aged wine is thickly wrapped in blackberry bramble and solidly built tannins, with a baked quality to the fruit. Robust oak leans into full-bodied concentrated flavors of tobacco, clove and mocha.
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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.