Plum and red currant rally around elegant layers of sage and mocha, making this wine both intriguingly fruity and herbaceous. With small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it's a study in restrained power, finishing in smoky gun powder.
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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.