An interesting if not exactly perfect Cab Franc from central Spain. It has some of the grape's typical leafy dampness but in the mouth the wine is bright and brutally tannic, with blackberry, plum and cassis flavors. Ripe, chewy and meaty, with plenty of power and fruit but not a ton of finesse.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.