Layered in ripe red fruit like cassis and currant, it offers smoothness amidst grippy tannins and savory suggestions of toasty oak, black tea and soy. All need air and time to develop more fully. Pair with a classic pepper steak and garlicky mashed potatoes.
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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.