This wine is quiet on the nose, but comes to life in its fistful of brawny, thick black fruit and gritty, leathery texture. A touch of black pepper and cinnamon play off each other on the long, resolved finish.
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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.