If a Chardonnay could suffer from something called “barrel breath,” this one would. It's like a bowl full of lacquer and heady melon, and the palate is sweet, sweet, sweet. There's vanilla, marshmallow and resin along with more typical melon and citrus. A case of more being less; just too much oak and candy to rate higher.
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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.