Everything about this modern, high-extract, high-alcohol wine is of the moment, which is why the Heirloom name seems questionable. What's not at issue is the lushness and overt beauty of this 14.9% poster boy for big wines. Chocolate, mint and hickory comprise the nose and the palate is all about pulsing blackberry, blueberry and fudge. A primo heavyweight for the new American palate.
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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.