A sizable barrel imprint shows aromatically, the gist of which is caramel and toffee. Those aromas are followed by softly textured, intense flavors of baked apple and crème brûlée. The well-made finish imparts a touch of smoky oak.
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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.