Dry and intense in tannins, this blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvèdre is dense and chewy. With hugely dark, savory fruit, it has acidity lurking on the finish. The wine otherwise offers big flavors of black licorice and coffee.
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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.