This blends 53% Cabernet Sauvignon with 29% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc from the producer's estate in the heart of the appellation. Together, they form a spicy, pleasing palate that's velvety smooth, soft and rounded, the richness relatively tame. Underlying currant, mocha and oak notes contribute additional complexity.
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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.