Sanguine, peppery and meaty, this is a bold, brawny wine from a long-standing vineyard designate, showing a great complement of elegance within an overall frame of power and girth. Firm tannins grip clove, black-tea and black-currant flavors, challenging them to speak. This will do well with more time in the bottle; enjoy 2021–2026.
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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.