A tremendously well-made and intriguing 100% varietal wine, this opens in seasonings of black pepper over popcorn, before red currant, herb, cedar and pencil lead provide the stuffing for an old-world nose. On the palate, it's all about the New World, a hit of power and concentration that takes on weight and length without ever becoming heavy, the acidity firmly in sync with the fruit.
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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.