There's lots to like about this wine, from its soft tannins and floral opening aromas to its spicy layers and integrated tannins. But at 16.5% alcohol, it's a crazy big wine, which makes it a difficult wine to pair with food or enjoy over a night without regrets in the morning.
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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.