Foresty and mossy at first, with black fruit at the bottom of the nose. There's a ton of chocolate and mint on this Cab, mixed with raspberry jam and firm, spiky tannins. Finishes minty and dark, with a touch of cough drop. Contains 15% Merlot but still seems harder and more medicinal than previous vintages.
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.