Meaty, brawny and substantial in every way, this powerfully robust and full-bodied wine is softened somewhat by floral notes of violet and lavender on the nose. Tannin and oak overpower the licorice and blueberry that lurk, finishing bittersweet.
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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.