Made from the oldest vineyard in the appellation, first planted in 1905, this wine shows a cooler-climate vibe of dried fruit and leather, accented definitively in white pepper. Smoky oak provides a sultry backdrop against which riches of berry pie, cola and brown sugar play.
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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.