A newer appellation straddling both Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Pine Mountain has some unusual plantings, including Lagrein, more often found in Italy. This one, from the highest elevation vineyard in Sonoma County, is plummy and robust, not terribly high in acidity.
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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.