A full-figured cuvée from older vines, this wine is estate-grown, bottled and left unfiltered, a grand concoction of butter, baked pear and crème brûlée. Given almost two years in 50% new French oak, it's intended to offer richness and concentration, and does it 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.