This is a sanguine Old World-style wine, rounded in tannin and generously soft. Coconut, bay leaf, cherry and vanilla give it a yin and yang quality that flirts with both savory and rich flavors, finding balance despite its full-bodied concentration.
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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.