Nothing wrong with this crisp, tight number from Rioja. It's so clear in color that it's almost translucent, but the palate has good flavors of kiwi, green melon and lime. Precise on the tongue, with a chalky scour to the finish. It's your basic white Rioja done right. Imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd. Best Buy.
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.