Aged just over a year in American oak, this vineyard-specific wine is leathery and dull at first, before it gains power and a distinct spiciness of clove and cassia in the glass, supported by black cherry and plum. Medium bodied, it's a food-friendly choice.
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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.