Spicy but a bit green, this value label from Abadia Retuerta seems to have fallen off in recent years. The 2003, despite being from a hot year, has light vegetal aromas and flavors to go with cherry, plum and a mild saltiness. Not bad, but nothing special.
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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.