The three vines responsible for this wine are Merlot and Cabernet Franc in near-equal proportion, with 11% Petit Verdot, all aged in American oak, the majority of it neutral. It opens reminiscent of an Italian deli—meaty and powerful, with sizable tannin presence and a smoky air.
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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.