This is a value play that succeeds in its smooth, integrated-yet-sizable tannin weight and mix of cherry, plum, chocolate and earthy mushroom. It finishes with a flourish of bittersweet black tea.
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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.