A blend driven by Merlot, it also contains 33% Malbec and 21% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense and dark, it offers flavors of black licorice around a persistence of tannins, ending thick in toasted oak and caramel.
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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.