Intense in oak and black olive, this Cab is svelte and austere, varietal in both Cabernet Sauvignon and the 24% Cabernet Franc it contains. With soft tannins, the wine is accessible now, but able to hold on for awhile, paired best with braised ribs.
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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.