Ripe, dark and leathery, this full-bodied, rounded wine blends 45% Syrah with 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot plus handfuls of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels and puncheons, it shows its heritage in a perfume of woody chewiness and meaty dried herb.
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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.