If you can handle the pounding aromas of barrel char and spice, which is akin to southern BBQ, then you should like this ripe, well-balanced Cabernet from New York. The palate is substantial, with plum and cherry flavors and a chewy mouthfeel. The finish is multilayered and spicy, and diggers will find some depth and secondary characteristics. —M.S.
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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.