A big boy out of Mendocino County's tiny Kimmel Vineyards that's intense, creamy, layered and hugely voluptuous, clearly well made with an acidic bite and long finish. Fewer than 400 cases made, aged in 50% new French oak.
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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.