If you can handle the large-quantity characteristics that govern this wine, particularly olive, herbal notes and vegetal aromas and flavors, then it's pretty nice. For those opposed to traditional Bordeaux-style green notes, it's probably better to upgrade to Santa Rita's richer, riper Medalla Real. Good on the whole but not great; yet at 150,000 cases it's hard to expect better.
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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.