This is a youthful wine, softened by tiny additions of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Peppery black spice, leather and cedar accent compressed black fruit on the palate, bolstered by a sizable tannic structure.
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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.