This 75% Cabernet with 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot opens with spicy black pepper and smoky leather, showing full-bodied tannin and texture. Varietal characteristics of cedar play in the shadows, while the overall experience takes its time to wind down on the 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.