Spicy white pepper and a floral, violet perfume punctuate the opening of this intriguing wine that offers a dense tannin presence that manages to brighten on the finish. In between, expect gamy black licorice and leather, giving a cool-climate experience of the variety.
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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.