Barrel-fermented and aged briefly in 20% new French oak, this wine offers a whiff of barrel reduction before revealing a well-defined profile of lemon and stone fruit. From vineyards in both Dry Creek and Sonoma valleys, it wears its oak well, finishing crisp and salty.
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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.