This opens with gritty aromas of mineral, char, mushroom, leather and berry fruits. It feels cutting and juicy, but it has the body to handle it. The flavors of berry and cherry are bright and tight, while chocolate and earthy notes reside in the background. Toasty, dark and tough on the finish, drink this Syrah-Cariginan blend now through 2014.
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.