This blend of Syrah, Malbec, Grenache and Merlot seems intended for contemplative consumption, with its baked-plum flavor accented in tar and cigar. Quite ripe and full bodied, it packs a punch, with swathes of toasty oak on the finish.
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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.