Small pockets of Aglianico persist in the Foothills with mostly good results. This wine upholds the effort in its boysenberry jam, vanilla and strong tannic structure. Heavy shouldered with a foundation of acidity, pair it with a steaming lamb roast encrusted in herbs.
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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.