Dark, brooding black fruit and chocolaty mocha form the core of this 100% varietal wine's personality, a full-bodied, ripe and explosive figure. It's grippy along the way, so cellaring might help, the finish already dusted in a mighty wave of black pepper. Drink now through 2020.
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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.