Incredible aromas of barbecued meat leap out of this wine, followed by a taste of sweet raspberry jam. It has penetratingly thick tannins that are dusty too. There's a pronounced amount of smoky oak going on, which might be pleasant with similar food.
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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.