Blended with 8% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, this is a well-made wine from the mountain appellation. With integrated oak and a supportive undercurrent of acidity, it's rounded and rich in bright cherry fruit, the accents a mix of clove and graphite, finishing with balance.
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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.