Small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah are blended within this sanguine wine, which features tight-grained tannin and a grittiness to the texture. Black cherry, black pepper and a taste of soy round out the flavor profile.
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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.