This wine delivers a touch too much barnyard, and even when it settles, what's left is slightly leafy and murky. Beyond that, it's a holdover from a good vintage, so along with stark tannins and old-style Ribera ruggedness there's cranberry, pine and leather notes. Drink now.
Prestige Beverage Group
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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.