Produced in microscopic quantities (50 cases), snap up this Cal-Ital if you can, strong in red cherry fruit and integrated tannins. Soft and smooth, it's a fine food wine with enough structure and acidity to hold up to creamy cheeses and red sauces, an herbal-leathery note 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.