Layered and youthfully tannic, this vineyard-designate is minty and somewhat medicinal in aroma, before it ekes out more pleasant notes of anise and black tea. Full bodied and dark in color, it's a powerful wine from a powerful vintage and will benefit from having time to breathe.
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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.