There are swirls of faint red raspberry and black cherry in this wine, otherwise rich in ripe flavor and a taste of red licorice. Soft, satisfying and structured, it's got some weight to it, and some definite grip. A big wine for big meals.
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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.