Chalky, dusty cedar, currant and pencil shavings contribute a classic feel to this wine that is blended with 8% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Somewhat austere in style, it's also full bodied and abundantly ripe, with a harshness to 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.