This wine offers cool-climate characteristics of spice, turned earth and pencil. Its plummy fruit is largely structured around a robust body of power and weight. Aged in both French and American oak, it persists on the finish in a mix of black pepper and sage.
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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.