This is a stunning concoction, a mix of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller additions of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Together they combine to offer a classically structured elegance of dried herb and juicy red currant that finds companionship in gamy meat and white pepper.
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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.