A Tempranillo-based blend that's not only a clear cut above most Spanish reds in this price range, it's the type of wine favored by opponents of the New World, bigger-is-better school of thought. It opens with subtle cherry and spice aromas, while the flavors are similar, with tea and a hint of leather added in. The fuel for it all is laser-like acidity, which gives the wine a ready-to-go personality.
Baron Francois Ltd
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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.