Punchy, soft and layered, this full-bodied red blends 68% Cabernet Sauvignon with 23% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc for a mellowed combination of mocha and blackberry that'll do well at the table. The oak treatment is relatively restrained, with only 30% of it new French.
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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.