A mix of leather, hard cheese, and grass on the nose lacks the rich cassis and cherry notes Cabernet is known for. The palate is compact and chewy, with carob and herbs mixed into the fruit. A finish of oak and dill turns dull upon inspection.
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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.