Spicy and fruity, this wine combines 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Franc and 16% Petit Verdot. Blueberry and cassis make appearances, as do rich, full-bodied tannins and punches of oak. The finish delves into chocolate, tobacco and coffee in equal measure.
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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.