Blended from several appellations across the county and adding in 14% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane and 3% other black grapes, this wine succeeds in combining brambly black fruit ripeness with black pepper spiciness, expanding across the palate with grace and power.
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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.