The back of the label on this heavy bottle says about the wine that it is, “intentionally hostile” and they are not kidding. At 16% alcohol it's huge, alcoholic, juicy and fleshy with bacon fat and bologna aromas. A bit dull to many, hostile and full of flavor to others.
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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.