This expertly blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, in that order. Grippy, it's quite savory, highlighted in cedar and pencil shavings that dot a sublime, supple core of tannin, seasoned in dried herb.
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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.