This offers oak and mocha aromas, recalling char, leather, blackberry and green herbs. It's a five-grape blend that includes 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and in a cold year like 2014, that translates to angular acidity and heavily herbal plum and berry flavors. Decanting or long airing can only help this rugged amalgam. Drink through 2025.
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.