Intensely earthy and dense, this is a rustic undertaking, tannic and bittersweet, with a powerful savory side, defined by black tar, tobacco and smoked meat. The finish takes a different turn, a true partnership between vanilla and chocolate.
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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.