Merlot forms the core of this blend, supported by smaller amounts of Syrah, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A note of black olive opens the wine, which is soft, full-bodied and tart in red plum, the tannins chewy on the 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.