Shy at first on the nose, this youthful beauty is defined by richness and robust body, the tannins firm and well-integrated. Woody and herbal, it shows classic varietal character, with currant and clove flavors and an Old World flair of dusty chalk and chocolate notes. It's persistent, pleasant and complex.
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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.