This wine is equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon also added. Neutral French oak was used to age the blend, which opens with a strong, earthy aroma and a scent of wild blackberry. Soft, it features a twist of licorice on the tangy finish.
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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.