Black olive tapenade, cedar and tobacco combine for a memorable effect in this largely structured wine, its tannins and oaks still resolving on the palate. From historic family-farmed vineyard, it's a powerful wine that will benefit with time; cellar through 2020.
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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.