An earthy, light Mendocino Pinot from a fabulous vintage that's got all the cherry, dusty mushroom flavors one could want, with a smidgen of black pepper on the finish. The bottle's suggestion to pair with Coq au Vin is a good one.
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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.