Browning in color and showing premature age, this big, oaky Chardonnay is at peak maturity and won't make it too far past 2011. In the meantime, there's fleshy, baked aromas and flavors of sweet pear, toast, buttery notes and resin.
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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.