From vineyards across both Napa and Sonoma, this blends 67% Cabernet Sauvignon with 16% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot and 2% Malbec. It's structured and herb-driven, with ample ripeness. Black fruit and cedar flavors dominate through the lengthy, peppery 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.