There is a heavy woody accent to this wine, from the nose all the way through the mouth and onto the finish. There is also plenty of healthy berry character and tangy acids. The core is rather sweet and pleasing, but complexity is not a factor. Ultimately those who like oak will be happy, while those who do not may be put off. —M.S.
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.