Perfumed in cherry, vanilla and cassis, this wine offers dusty brawny tannins that surround a silky supple palate of pronounced texture. Sticky on the finish, it has room to age. It is enjoyable now in its firm grasp of ripe fruit and layered depth.
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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.