Chewy on the palate with red and black fruit, this Zin has an earthiness reminscent of tobacco pipes. Oaky on the finish, it's self-contained and smooth with its peppery spirit riding shotgun. Impressive and readily drinkable.
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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.