A very spicy, thick mountain-fruit Zin that shows a fantastic balance between blackberry fruit and peppery, briary-ness with dark chocolate showing up on the finish. An elegant Zin from a producer striving to do good things in its little pocket of the Sierra Foothills' world. It's priced well.
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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.