White wines have never really been Norton's strong suit, and this reserve-level Chard displays heavy oak resulting in aromas and flavors of sawdust, resiny spice and green wood. Put it this way: Much gets lost amid the barrel action, and that might actually be a good thing. The core fruit seems middling at best.
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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.