This Paso producer went north to find old-vine Carignan, a totally worthwhile effort with the wine showing aromas of hugely ripe strawberry and watermelon Jolly Rancher, the tannins smooth and dusty. An easy drinking wine, a hint of Pastis lingers at the end.
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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.