Velvety smooth and lengthy on the palate, this 100% varietal, estate-grown wine from an appellation known for power and robust flavor reveals a depth of black licorice, clove and plum amidst a richness of peppery meat, which would also suggest a fine pairing. Part of its beauty is the abundance of violet aromas on the nose.
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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.