Livermore-based Fenestra always does well by Silvaspoons VIneyard in Lodi, a site devoted to Iberian and other unusual varieties, and its Tempranillo is bright and full-bodied, a glass of chewy dark cherries and coffee and caramel. Black in color, the finish is toasty with cloves. Pair it with hamburgers.
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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.