Forget about run-of-the-mill with this idiosyncratic second-vintage Napa Cab. Enjoyable, but also big and clumsy, with beet root as well as herbal and bramble notes in the pungent nose. A real oak express here, with heavy dill notes. Spicy black fruit and an astringency on the palate. Too much wood for my taste, but others might get into it.
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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.