From two very good vineyards—Pahlmeyer's Wayfarer on the extreme Sonoma Coast and Hallberg in Russian River—this stellar wine is juicy, herbal and swimming in delightful acidity. With just enough concentration to give it some strength and structure, it's a nice balance between power and finesse.
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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.