Green and vegetal as Monterey reds are wont to be. Just too much beet and barnyard character vying for attention with the plump, juicy fruit. Heavy and oaky on the finish, which ends nicely enough with dark coffee and black pepper. Overall too strange and heavy (14% alcohol) to highly recommend.
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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.