Generous in oak and quiet tannin, this is a ripely bold and fruity wine that manages to also be balanced and savory—the texture grainy and gritty. Cardamom, dried herb and cola play well against black cherry and rhubarb.
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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.