Renwood's classic, Grandmère, has an inviting blackberry and sassafras nose with great fruit intensity though it's still smooth—maybe the influence of American oak?—and well-structured, monstrously full-bodied and a little moody at 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.