From a challenging vintage at times, a tiny amount of this subdued wine was made. The nose offers a sense of peatiness, like a good Scotch. Tart orange and grapefruit define an essential crispness to the fruit, as crushed rock and rose petal play along. The tannins and oak are soft and seamlessly interwoven.
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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.