A brooding, thick-skinned wine with a tinge of juicy pomegranate and cherry, this has a thicket of reduced oak that enters on the nose. Over time in the glass, it evolves into a twist of baking spices and pine forest.
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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.