This is a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, with equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot and a smaller addition of Cabernet Franc. It speaks to the coolness of the vintage in its dried-herb characteristics and light-bodied smoothness of integrated tannin.
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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.