One sniff tells you this is something different, but what exactly it might be is harder to determine. The nose is spicy, if a bit stemmy, and the palate delivers some raspberry and vanilla. The finish is lean and not too forward, and ultimately it tastes little like the Pinot Noir most of us are used to. —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.