With hickory, coal and spice to the dark nose, this ranks as a masculine Cab with nary a flaw. The palate is chunky and ripe, with sweet dark-fruit flavors. And the finish is spicy and full, with meaty but suave tannins. A high-water mark for the La Playa label. Imported by Cabernet Corporation.
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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.