This is a proprietary estate-grown blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Zinfandel, aged in French oak (45% new). Savory flavors of earth, black licorice, tobacco, meat and leather are lifted on the palate by fresh blueberry and blackberry tones, dusted in chocolate shavings.
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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.