Meaty, woody aromas carry along some cherry and cinnamon, but those scents are distant and slightly artificial. The mouth is chunky and big, with plenty of buttery oak along with nondistinct red fruit. The feel is sharp, courtesy of strong acids, so there's a tangy, astringent final impression. –M.S.
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.