Dense black plum and berry aromas are earthy, flat and jammy by Calvario standards. Feels chewy and hefty, with grabby, driving tannins and roasted flavors of blackberry, espresso and herbs. Not as complex and interesting compared to great vintages, but still an impressive Rioja cut from a modern cloth. Drink now through 2016.
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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.