Winemaker Markus Niggli is making remarkable whites from unusual, hard-to-find grapes, in this case a blend of 50% Kerner, 25% Riesling and 25% Bacchus. This slight, seductive white dances in acidity that's got an electric mouthfeel, with a bouquet of citrus and herbs that you'll be thinking about a long time.
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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.