This is a savory Zin with a leathery coffee tone that's also delightfully fresh and marked by red fruit notes. Cerebral, with noticeable acidity and a long finish, the wine is reminiscent of a fine bottle of crème de violette, flowery—yet rich.
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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.