Chocolate and brown sugar dot the landscape of this rambunctiously robust and heavy wine, dusty with softened tannins and a hearty layering of blackberry jam. At a ripeness that pushes the limit, it finishes hot.
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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.