Plush, lengthy and well integrated, this is a complex exotic mix of black licorice, leather, meat and plum. Made from one of the warmest parts of the vineyard, it has robust tannin structure and tension, finishing in a burst of clove and pepper.
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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.