Eucalyptus, Bay leaf and mint figure in prominently to the nose of this wine, an herbaceous expression of the variety that's sinewy in thick blackberry, almost to a syrupy level. From head-trained older vines, it retains that mix of fruit and earth to the powerful end.
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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.