Savory with a brambly character, the wine has a meaty element throughout and is medium to full-bodied stylistically. The cooler vintage may have brought out more of the savory game character, which will do justice to a meal that's similarly minded. On the finish is black licorice.
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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.