The low-level “good” rating is more a reflection of the wine's age than its core qualities. It's flat and wayward now, with no real direction to the nose or palate. It tastes bland and semisweet, with dying acids and simple flavors of apple and melon. Go with the '09, then look for the '10.
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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.