Sweet, woody tannin supports a bright layering of red cherry in this youthfully ripe bottling, blended with 16% Merlot and smaller additions of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Cedar and graphite accent the fruit-forward palate, with flourishes of dark chocolate 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.