Almost gold, with a bright yellow luster. The nose is round and full, with a clear smokiness that isn't too heavy. Quite modern in style, with rich pear and apple flavors. The '02 version is significantly less oaky than previous Alpha Chardonnays.
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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.