This is not a success given past performances of Pie Franco. The nose lacks Verdejo's characteristic citrusy punch, showing instead, notes of haystack and mealy apples. A plump, soft palate delivers pithy, peachy flavors of papaya and lees, while a bland, green-tasting finish doesn't fully come to the rescue.
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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.