Round, pretty and ripe; a dead knock-off for modern-style Rioja. There are sun-baked aromas but not the cooked type, with a palate that pushes dark berry flavors and chocolate. A rich, almost medicinal wine, the type that can often cost $50. And here it's $9. Weighs in at 14.6%, so it should have its fans.
Laurel Glen Vineyard
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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.