Sublime leather and a shake of black peppercorn provide a touch of intrigue to this wine that gets better in the glass as it goes. Elegant, balanced and displaying cool-vintage sparks of pencil shavings and cranberry, it is effortlessly spicy in clove, particularly on the finish.
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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.