Gritty, muscular aromas of charred, smoky black fruits and asphalt give way to a medium-full palate with good acidity. Saucy, savory berry and plum flavors finish with notes of herbs and tobacco. For Rioja crianza, this is more than satisfying.
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.