A wine strong in personality and yet restrained in taste, rich in green olives, violets and herbs, surrounded by soft tannins and earthy black pepper. Structured, age this baby for 3–7 years and the herbal character should refine in wonderful ways, the texture only get softer.
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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.