This wine is no bargain, especially when you go searching for ripe Cab fruit and come up empty. The nose is like cherry jello, while the flavors run toward underripe plum and apple skin. And the finish, despite some fleshy roundness, is also overtly tannic. —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.