This is a 100% varietal wine from a range of vineyards along the eastern hillsides of the valley. It is hugely concentrated in mocha, chocolate, sage and tar. Toasted oak supports powerful, firm tannins and a plush texture, all beautifully spiced with clove.
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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.