Truffled earth, sage and cedar rise from thick, harsh tannins that are still tightly wound and domineering. From a single vineyard site and aged in bottle for a few years, it features a density to the blackberry fruit that plays nicely with the vanilla oak.
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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.