Nearly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, with smaller additions of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this red doesn't skimp on richness nor oak, showing layers of chocolate liqueur and coconut flake. Soft, mellow tannin that retains some dustiness rides alongside juicy boysenberry.
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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.