The purple luster may be the wine's strongest point, because the nose is over the top with wood, and below that it's weedy and sharp, with aromas of pickles and cabbage. In the mouth, modest plum and other red-fruit flavors seem covered by oak, but what doesn't get smothered is that ubiquitous bell pepper character that comes with almost every Casablanca red.
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.