Grande is one of the most historic vineyards in southern Napa, still presided over by the lovely Dorothy Rossi, whose father planted the oldest vines here in 1920, the year she was born. The location, farming and age work together to offer aromas of dusty leather satchel and a richness of juicy blackberry and cranberry. Powerfully elegant and integrated, it evolves in the glass in a myriad of ways, surprising with every sip.
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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.