Given extended lees contact during barrel fermentation to add richness, this wine is rich and incredibly intense, a mix of crème brûlée, brown sugar and hazelnut aromas with a palate satisfying in pear puree. Despite its power and heady qualities, it finds a nice balance in the glass, ending round and lush, yet bright.
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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.