This is a blockbuster, blustery wine, 30% whole-cluster fermented, with a wealth of concentration and oak. Earthy and funky on the nose, it's soft, ripe and dense, with a hearty mix of cola spice and juicy black cherry, offering lots of dry tannin on the finish.
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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.