An approachable blend of more than half Merlot with smaller additions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine offers a touch of smoke on the nose and firm structure, wrapped around straightforward cassis flavors.
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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.