Quite hard-cooked on the bouquet, but the berry and cassis flavors are ripe and juicy. If you can ignore the wine's persistent burnt oak character, clearly an attempt to elevate the wine to its Vineyard Selection name, it has pretty good feel, heft and integrity.
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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.