This is a “wow” wine: brawny, broad and juicy in black fruit. Blended with 5% Merlot and 4% Malbec, the grapes from the coolish appellation, it offers robust oak and tannin within savory notes of cedar, tobacco and toast. This is one worth cellaring; enjoy 2024–2029.
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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.