A true but basic Rioja with chewing gum and dark fruits to the nose. It's the acid that grabs you hardest as it hits the palate, while the flavors run toward cherry, sour plum and a nip of cassis. Solid but short on the finish, with pepper and tang.
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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.