This blends nearly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah with a quarter Malbec and smaller addition of Merlot. They get along nicely, offering a lush, full-bodied palate that remains balanced, showing an exuberance of succulent cherry, tobacco, graphite and meaty leather.
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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.