An unusual blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Teroldego, this spent just about two years in French oak. The Petite Sirah's dustiness hits first, before the wine's big, ripe fruit flavors develop too. Quite earth-driven, with a taste of anise even and a hit of gamey meat.
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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.