This six-grape blend with large amounts of Syrah and Carmenère smells fruity and jumpy, like wet dog fur and candied berry and cherry. The palate is solid, tannic and rubbery, with dark, exotic, offbeat flavors of herbal plum, blackberry and cassis. A toasty finish is solid in feel and gets a boost from residual acidity. Drink through 2020.
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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.