Very intense, very extracted and very Californian from head to toe. Marvelous fruit potency courses through this muscular blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and a few other red grapes. The oak is mammoth, and sweet like coconut, but the powerful currant- and coffee-tinged fruit can handle it. A sure bet to partner grilled beef or braised lamb shanks.
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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.