Big, toasty and brooding at first, this calms down and becomes a glass of pleasing dark fruits and soft tannins, with a lilt of spice. A fine midweek wine that will pair with a range of meats and taste perfectly good on its own.
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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.