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.?Email:?email@example.com.
Rubbery, stalky berry aromas rate as earthy. In the mouth, this hammers away with cheek-grabbing tannins. Stewed plum, tomato and herbal flavors carry over onto a chunky finish. This is 50% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Syrah and Petit Verdot.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER