While this Merlot is far from a thriller, you have to give the winery credit for consistency: its basic $9 Merlot has scored 84 points three years in a row. This version has chocolaty oak and some red fruit on the nose, and then herbal cherry and raspberry flavors before a short, edgy finish.
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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.