With 15% Merlot, this is a gorgeous new wine under the Floresta label. It shows all the prime pedigree of the famed Apalta vineyard and lots of style from 17 months in French oak. It's deep and purple, with tons of sweet extract (just watch those legs stick to the glass). Jammy black fruit, cassis notes, toasty wood nuances and super softtannins—what more could you ask for? Editors' Choice.
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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.