The winery's ode to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hudson Vineyard provides 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah for this complex blend, perfumed in violet and vanilla. Leathery and fruity in equal measure, it features prominent raspberries, while the finish offers a shake or two of cinnamon.
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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.