Some cheesiness jumbles up the pineapple aromas on the nose, but the palate is clean, offering tropical fruit and peaches. The finish is smooth and satisfying, with a slight bitterness. It's much like a blended fruit juice with bite. Hails from the province of La Rioja (but not Spain). —M.S.
Elixir Wine Group
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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.