This mountain-grown blend combines a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with 25% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 1% Merlot, all given two years in French oak, half of it new. Rich and generous in sweet red fruit, cocoa and a taste of tapenade, the tannins are soft and round.
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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.