From the Rutherford section of Napa, here's another fine example of the emerging quality of the '96 vintage. Excellent aromas of brambly fruit, mint, cedar and cola introduce a velvety, balanced body. All parts are in sync with each other. Soft on the palate and smooth and light through the finish, it's a Cabernet that's easily approachable now, and well priced to boot.
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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.