Rich and hearty, it's an unusual Napa Valley blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Franc, fruity in bright red raspberry and dark plum. High-toned amidst its luxurious mouthfeel, it's well-developed with plenty of structure and mellowed tannins. The herbal element is underplayed, with the tobacco more prominent.
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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.