Sourced for many years from the Nichelini family from a vineyard 600 to 800 higher than the valley floor, this Zin is blended with 15% Petite Sirah, the whole more than a sum of its parts in thick, soft layers of fig and blackberry. Nutmeg and black pepper dance on the finish, shadowed by traces of leather.
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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.