From the well-known vineyard in the appellation, this is made entirely from the variety, and it has a texture and flavor of fruit leather, plum and dried cherry, as well as an herbal earthy note of tomato leaf. The tannins are a tad harsh, but mellow in the glass.
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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.