Gritty and steeped in earthy compost, this wine includes a tiny amount of Petit Verdo that adds to its dark color and dense concentration. Dusty plum, blackberry and spicy clove combine forcefully for a full-bodied, toasted-oak experience, finishing with elegantly rich softness.
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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.