Smoky char meets noble reduction in this medium-bodied tightly wound wine. Youthfully grippy, it unravels slowly to show aromas and flavors of dark cherry, chocolate mint and forest floor, finding a balance between power and grace.
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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.