It's hard to argue with the quality and likability of this wine, a grippy, tight and structured showing of dusty mocha and leather. But the ripeness is quite something, an elephant in the bottle that takes over on the palate and should be considered before enjoying.
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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.