This is a brawny leathery red with voluptuous black fruit and a taste of black pepper. Grippy, it offers plenty of structure and complexity to suggest long-term enjoyment, and is a good versatile call for the table.
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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.