With a dollop of Carignane, also from old vines grown organically in Mendocino County, Carol Shelton's Wild Thing ZIn is a fun ride, rich, robust in juicy raspberry fruit, fragrant in vanilla, balanced and approachable. In screwcap, it's a good bottle to grab on the way to a picnic or barbecue.
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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.