This offers earthy, savory leather and dark, spicy layers of cassis and plum fruit, with intense chocolate mocha weighing into the mix amid firm, structured tannins. Despite its brooding nature and thick skin, it has a freshness on the palate, the acidity alive and well.
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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.