Zinfandel makes up 58% of this blend, followed by 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Sangiovese plus smaller doses of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. It presents as oaky and dusty in plum, with a full-bodied, fruity profile that's soft and lush on the palate, finishing with bittersweet tobacco.
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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.