This bold, beautiful wine benefits from the addition of 14% Merlot from the famous site, as well as smaller amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Together they weave a story of smoky power and dusty black fruit, layered with raspberry, black pepper, clove and mocha flavors that linger into the finish.
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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.