This is made from half Syrah and smaller parts Petit Verdot (35%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). Barnyard rusticity overwhelms at first before allowing other savory elements to speak. Leather, mushroom and cigar ride atop black currant and plum as generous tannins struggle successfully to soften by the finish.
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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.