This is a concentrated and robustly ripe wine, spicy and velvety with a powerful punch of toasted oak. Forest floor elements and a depth of earth provide varietal character as rich interwoven flavors of baked cherry and rhubarb give it a warmth that's expansive across the finish.
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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.