Only a handful of cases were made of this lovely wine, a study in leather, meat and black licorice that offers concentrated richness and supple tannin. Black cherry and berry play secondary roles to the more savory characters, allowing for a varietal expression that is often hard to find.
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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.