A touch of oxidation on the nose blows off fast, allowing a freshness of smooth, richly cultivated flavors of pineapple and stone fruit. This wine is full bodied and toasted in oak, yet with leaner undertones keeping it in check.
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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.