Like virtually every wine from the Catena family, oak is at the lead. You can smell clear notes of butterscotch and wood. In the mouth, a creamy sensation takes over, while flavors of vanilla and lemon carry the show. The finish is long and oaky, with plenty of vanillin. What some might see as overoaked will be a pleasure to others. —M.S.
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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.