Plush on the nose and palate, it offers soft, round characteristics of candied fruit and tobacco, more savory than sweet. Still grippy in tannins and weight, the finish is sealed in black tea and mushrooms. Good acidity brings out the wine with food.
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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.