Takes a while to unfold and show its best qualities, which are raspberry fruit, some brambly rusticity, and chocolaty oak. Muscular and big, it's just right for a pot of stew, spicy chile con carne, or spaghetti and meatballs. Starts out a little awkward but finishes well. Best Buy.
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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.