Bright and minty; a real cheek-grabber. Young tannins make this a heavyweight. A backbone of cherry and cedar with violet aromas. Mighty Merlot from the Truchard vineyards in Carneros, with some Yountville fruit as well. About 15 percent Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon added for power and balance.
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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.