With a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine also blends in 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. Austere in crisp red fruit and dried herb, it's lean on the midpalate before developing a more pronounced grip of leather and tar on the 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.