2011 was the first vintage for the winery's new winemaker, Tim Bell, who surely had his hands full in a challenging year. The result is impressive, a medium-bodied, brambly taste of cassis and thyme that offers nice minerality and balance and finishes in black tea.
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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.