Smoky plum and spicy clove surround a hearty core of barbecued meat aromas and flavors, giving this wine a full-bodied weight of decadence. Toasted oak and soft tannin round out the experience, a nice version of the variety from a specific site.
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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.