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.
The Calina label seems to have hit its stride; this Carmen?re opens with scents of black fruit, dill sprigs and chocolate. The palate broadens with olive, plum, blackberry and coffee flavors, and as a whole it comes together with a certain ease that announces it's on the money.