Big, dark fruit aromas come with notes of tobacco, earth and violet flower. The palate feels layered and fresh, with a mix of berry fruit, vanilla, tobacco and spice flavors that culminate with vanilla, mocha and spice on the finish. This is a thorough Rioja to drink now through 2016.
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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.