Dark like a cave in color, this big red blend consists of Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot, all sourced from vineyards in Lodi and Clarksburg. Oaky and tannic, not overdone alcohol-wise, the cherry flavors are just right for the backyard barbecue or other casual meat-eating gathering.
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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.