Tasted two bottles. This is a new producer out of the Livermore Valley that is starting to get noticed for its Cab Sauv and Cab Franc, and this wine shows why. Juicy, layered with plum and nicely integrated tannins, Cuda sources from several vineyards around Livermore, then ages it all in 75% new French oak for 18 months.
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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.