From rich, rocky soils, this medium-bodied wine offers a juicy core of blackberry laced in chalky tannin and tar, a hint of pencil lead and crumbly minerality providing a backbone of weight and grace. Perfumed on the nose in minty chocolate, it finishes softly structured.
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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.