A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 1% Merlot, this is a hearty sanguine red wine, with highlights of eucalyptus, peppercorn and billowy tobacco-laden tannin. Well integrated, it shows plenty of oak and inky concentration.
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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.