Kudos to Santa Rita for harnessing the inherent qualities of the '07 vintage and applying them to this very nice Carmenère. The wine is bold and loud, but controlled and balanced. It starts with rowdy black fruit and folds in cassis, pepper, bitter chocolate and some smoked meat and olive. Drink now and over the next year or two.
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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.