This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged 43 months in new French oak. The oak is indeed dominant here, enveloping more subdued layers of savory leather, dark berry and cassis. Firm, substantial tannins hit on the back of the throat and coat the palate all the way through the long 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.