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.
The 2014 is a richer style, chewy texture with nice acidity and good balance. The aromas of this wine are dusty cherry, black pepper, plum, oak and vanilla. This wine is chewy, well balance of Zinfandel as well as spicy flavors of black cherry, plum and black pepper. It pairs well with beef especially in a pepper sauce, pork or sausage, Asiago, Canestato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino or Piave, basil, oregano, pepper or mild tomato sauces.