This is a sanguine, meaty and smoothly textured wine, relatively medium bodied and moderate in oak. Twists of dried cranberry and blueberry provide the fruity components, which are nuanced compared with the big hits of black and white pepper.
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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.