Blackberry and cassis flavors are thick and syrupy on the palate of this wine that blends 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. With a high level of fresh fruitiness—a mix of black cherry and cassis—it's medium-bodied and has a backdrop of cedar and dried herb.
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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.