Bold, heady aromatics of spicy oak, salt and stone permeate the opening of this blockbuster wine, which is greatly made and layered in texture. Baked pear, nutmeg, white pepper and lemon rind give it richness within a balanced, candied and structured frame of tremendous complexity and delicious 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.