Decadently jammed with aromas and flavors of dark plum, blackberry and chocolate, this has subtle layers of black licorice and brawny leather. With small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot, this powerhouse gets better in the glass. Chef-turned-vintner Tyler Florence suggests pairing it with osso bucco.
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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.