With 5% Merlot blended in, this beastly wine boasts bright tones of cassis and currant, with lingering accents of coconut and vanilla. Big, dense and concentrated, it has a ton of structure, grippy tannin and oak.
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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.