Leathery and mouth-coating in chocolate, red meat and black cherry, this earthy, herbal wine comes from the highest-elevation vineyard in Sonoma County. Tannic and bold, it should soften with air and time, holding on to enough acidity to keep it balanced.
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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.