This is an attempt to make a leaner style from a variety known for its power and concentration, blended with 13% Zinfandel, another wine not known for being shy. Minty menthol and red cherry give it a fruity composure, while the texture and body glide simply on the palate.
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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.