The Chanares Estate is located in the Los Árboles, Tunuyán appellation in the Valle de Uco. Vines are planted at nearly 4,000 feet on alluvial and sandy loam soils. A glass-staining purple color, this starts off with intense aromas of black tea, licorice, crème de cassis and mocha. The palate shows a nice salinity and rich mouthfeel with excellent tension. Light tannins frame flavors of black tea, Asian spice, crème de cassis, loganberry preserves and milk chocolate. Gorgeous now, however this should continue to evolve over the next ten plus years.