At first the nose is innocuous, but with patience you get some pear and vanilla. But with this wine first impressions are correct; the palate is flat as a board with only distant dried stone-fruit flavors. There's just no life or zip to speak of. Maybe it's too warm for Pinot Gris in southern Oregon. —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.