A pure Mourvèdre that's earthy in wood, cinnamon spice and black cherry, the Sandy Lane Vineyard is an outpost of 100-year-old vines in sandy soils. Velvety and full-bodied, the wine is robust and rich, a fine one for aging until 2017–2021 and then pairing with wild boar sausages in mushroom ragout.
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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.