Tight in tannin, a reflection of the vintage, this has a lushness of black cherry lurking behind the thickness, as well as a ripe, flavorful notion of fleshy plum and clove. Let this wine open a while before enjoying.
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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.