A hugely oaky, tannic Chianti-styled wine, mostly Sangiovese, that can use some more time in bottle to soften, its tannins still grippy and chewy. But clearly this is a heady wine that'll show plenty of personality and pairing possibilities with time.
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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.