They make them big down in Temecula and in this case, the alcohol detracts somewhat from the wine, giving it a relentless density that coats the tongue. Time spent in all French oak is also duly noted on the palate. This wine is heavy, big and dry, and will appeal to people who love that style.
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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.