Oak and more oak is the greeting on this not so subtle barrel-fermented white Rioja. A full palate is lively under a resiny surface, with kicking acidity. A peppery spice flavor tops apple and stone fruit notes, while this is long, toasty, creamy and intense on the finish. Drink through 2030.
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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.