From a particular block of the Los Chamizal Vineyard that is indeed rocky, this brambly, fruity wine shows off layers of blackberry and vanilla, swaddled in cinnamon toast. Somewhat thin on the palate despite the power of its ripeness, it devolves on the sour finish.
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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.