A superdark, inky blend of 64% Barbera, 18% Petite Sirah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Zinfandel that's meaty, thick, possessed of baked plum and blackberry fruit with an oaky, smoky finish that veers slightly sweet. A good wine to pair with meaty, smoky foods.
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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.