This is an impressively made wine, offering a tart red currant around savory notes of fresh tobacco, clove, cedar and graphite. Robustly built up front, it shows balance through the midpalate and a firm control of its ripeness, dotted in baking spice and pepper.
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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.