A burly, full-bodied, high-octane wine, this is brooding in dark plum, chocolate, black peppercorns and thickly rolled cigar. Showing off the vintage's power and warm weather, it starts ripe and ends ripe, a celebration of Napa Valley sun.
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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.