Soft, round and very ripe, this is simple and straightforward, with big, chewy tannins and flavors of cola and cinnamon. Bright on the nose, it is full-bodied and heavy in the mouth, and it screams out for hearty heaps of grilled food.
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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.