Powerfully structured and brooding in dark fruit, this velvety red (named for the winery's founder) is exotic and savory in nature. A succulent midpalate gives way to highlights of white pepper, cardamom and black tea as the ripeness grips the tongue.
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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.