This bullish La Mancha Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero's Alejandro Fernández is ripe, earthy, mossy and woody on the nose, with aromas of cedar, cassis and blackberry. Saturated and chunky on the palate, with roasted black-fruit flavors, this finishes oaky, thick and with full tannins.
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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.