Dark black in color and intensity, Buckeye is from a coolish high-elevation site on Howell Mountain that often is the winery's last pick. In 2011 the fruit must have held on for a while, the components herbal and forest-y, the finish suggestive of leather.
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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.