This Sauvignon Blanc from Ribera del Duero is not a normal Spanish white wine. For starters, it smells overly woody but under control. A thick, resiny palate is creamy and low on acidity. Flavors of woodspice, vanilla and resin are not the least bit fruity, and it's warm on the finish, with a creamy texture. Overall, this is more about the barrel than fruit.
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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.