This is a 100% varietal wine, aged for 20 months in French and Hungarian oak. Tart and plushy, it has a level of rusticity that serves it well. Thick tannins meet a smoky oaky core of wood and 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.