This Merlot features noticeably soft, supple fruit, tasting of red plum and dark cherry, with mellow, sweet tannin. Still, the wine has a big presence and a wall of structure around it, the finish laced with cedar.
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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.