This wine opens in a depth of compostable earth and leathery smoke, unleashing a bold, big-boned body of tannin and oaky weight as it expands on the palate. Juicy, it releases aromas of violets within the more robust waves of flavor.
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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.