A nice, firm and good Livermore Cabernet with structured tannins and good bones, length and a roundedness that works. Black currant and nutmeg flavors prevail. The wine spent a while in all new Hungarian oak. McGrail is also a vineyard source to look for on other Livermore producer's bottles.
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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
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, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.