This Mendocino Pinot carries a fistful of oak, and that wood creates some lemony, sawmill aromas. Within its class, it's a large, vibrant one, and it seems to have bitten off more that it can chew. The wood notes are just too omnipresent. That said, it has ripe fruit and a large, satisfying mouthfeel.
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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.