From the rocky, high-elevation appellation north of Dry Creek Valley, this Zin is rich in baked and velvety layers of brown sugar and blackberry compote, with a softness on the palate. Full bodied, it pushes on ripeness but reins in any excess by coaxing lively acidity from the fruit.
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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.