The nose recalls the barnyard, and even after some of those funky aromas blow off, there isn't much fruit to speak of. The palate is big and burly, with a modicum of plum fruit but also a strong green flavor. The mouthfeel is proper but the overriding green core hinders rather than helps. Usually Santa Rita's Cabs are riper than this.
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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.