Following on the heels of the wonderful 2006 bottling, this has more tannin and less fruit, with a heavy presence of oak stepping in the way of the black cherry flavor. It was aged for 33 months in oak—50% new French oak.
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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.