Full and expansive tannins emphasize this wine's mountain origins, the “crown jewel,” as the name indicates, of the winery's portfolio. Ripe cassis and black cherry flavors are accompanied by dill, coconut and vanilla hints. This is a wine for fans of a big style.
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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.