A very good Mendocino County Cabernet, Kimmel is tightly tannic with an elegant backbeat. The palate is very savory in its cranberry, herb and dark berry fruit flavors. Full bodied with layers of concentration, the wine's still young; give it time to open and develop.
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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.