A big presence of oak and tannin appear first before characteristics of forest floor and an herbal back note accent mushy plum. Sizzling acidity is a surprise, given the wine's otherwise weighty sense of being.
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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.