This reflects a steep drop in quality from prior vintages. It's stalky and herbal smelling, with a wiry feeling palate and green-leaning berry flavors that carry a forced, oaky offset. Overall this is on the cusp of being weedy.
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.