A hint of deli meat marks the bouquet of this wine, before smoke, leather and blackberry characterize the palate, the texture soft yet tannic. The finish takes a heartier tone, as the tannins slightly pucker and stick around.
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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.