A percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is blended into this Merlot to give structure around its otherwise soft, round and lingering combination of dark candied plum, cinnamon and cedar. Medium-bodied and not overdone on the oak, the wine finishes with a touch of smoke.
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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.