From an unusual appellation for the grape, this wine offers a whisper of rose on the nose. A substantial layering and weight of black cherry and raspberry pounce the palate, with a back beat of oak. Savory and smoky, it remains balanced and well structured, keeping up through a lengthy 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.