With a handful of Malbec, this red is spicy in Red Hots-like cinnamon, both on the nose and initial palate. From there, it shows bittersweet tea, dried herb, cedar and forest floor, lightly layered in red fruit as it opens. Approachable, soft and structured, it manages the tannins to be firm and defined.
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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.