Softened and given additional color from the addition of 7% Malbec, this is a beautiful, herbaceous wine, etched in cassis and cedar. Structured, it offers subtle, nuanced oak behind its density of sage and dusty earth, a worthy expression of the vineyard atop Atlas Peak.
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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.