This is a 100% varietal wine from a site in the heart of the valley, made in big, bold, robust style with layers of black fruit and tea, kept fresh by a trace of lively acidity. Medium tannin and oak underlie plenty of heat. The wine is made by Charlie Tolbert, a longtime resident and winemaker in these parts.
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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.