Deep purple in color with a yeasty nose, this Zin from the southern end of the Sierra Foothills is structured and intense, dry and more spicy than fruity, with plenty of savory pepper and chocolate throughout. Its 15.5% alcohol level adds a whole other layer of size. Pair with some serious 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.