Here's a Tuscan red that's racy and lean, a pure shot of cherry and cranberry fruit with little else mucking it up. The nose has a hint of tree bark and cola in addition to expressive red fruit, while the palate is all zippy cherries, vanilla and pepper. Almost certainly a winner with food due to its streamlined body, which features racy acids. —M.S.
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.