Soft and seductive, it's yeasty and full of ripe cranberry-cherry and boysenberry fruit. It features layers of herb and licorice with a mid-weight core of integrated tannins and firm structure. The taste of oak and roll-your-own tobacco is most pronounced 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.