None of the Fibbiano wines scored big, and this was the best of the lot. It's toasty and woody, bordering on burnt. That heavy wood masks the cherry fruit that battles unsuccessfully to show itself on the palate. When someone talks about an overwooded red wine, they mean something like this. It has fruit, but also too much oak for its own good. —M.S.
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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.