Juicy and supple, this wine astounds with its ability to be generously broad in appeal yet with undeniable complexity and tension. Its soft texture betrays chalky tannic grip, while its fruit and spice attributes—a mix of cardamon, clove and brambly berry—become increasingly intense.
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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.