Novus is a label to watch if you're into well-made, full-force wines that are balanced and easy to drink. The current Syrah features berry aromas in front of cassis, berry and plum flavors. It isn't particularly varietal or foxy, but it is solid, masculine, dark and chocolaty.
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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.