A big wine in every sense of the word - 15.9% alcohol, a touch of residual sugar, all American oak - but a pleasing example of what big, old-vine Lodi Zinfandel fruit can be when it's made well. Definitely rich and thick, even bacony, the wine is still lush with soft tannins and lots of chocolate and cherry crammed between cardamom and black pepper spice. Let it air.
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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.