This is made from a field-blended vineyard planted in 1995. Ripe, juicy and dusty, it's a well-integrated wine that holds its high level of succulence and concentration well, showing a sweetness of vanilla oak that's nicely offset by black pepper and leather accents.
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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.