This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, a celebration of cherry, vanilla and clove that's seasoned in black pepper and smoke, is impressively crafted. Firm yet integrated tannins ensure a seamless texture and smoothness that's instantly compelling, while the finish continues to add to the intrigue with further layers of savory meat.
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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.