This small-production Carmenère hails from magnesium-rich soils, hence the “dark earth” name. Opens with severe aromas of burnt oak, asphalt and blackberry. Feels hard, tannic and gritty, with burnt meat and roasted berry flavors. Herbal and extreme as a whole. 500 cases made.
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.