There's an indulgence of oak on the nose and palate of this wine, which makes it more challenging for the aspects of pear, nutmeg and melon to shine through. The acidity fights to make its mark, too, resulting in a medium- to full-body feel.
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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.