Muted on the nose and entry at first, this wine develops in the glass, offering juicy blackberry and plum around sturdy, powerful tannins and a whiff of tobacco. Approachable on the palate, it finishes in a splendor of white pepper.
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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.