A 100% varietal wine from the producer's estate, this is a greasy, meaty wine, exuberant in smoky barrel background and a thicket of black licorice. Brawny and broad on the palate in fleshy full-bodied waves, it tastes deliciously of blackberry jam 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.