Aromas of sarsaparilla soda and dill hardly qualify as ordinary. Then the flavors don't much match the bouquet; they are tangy and sharp, veering toward cherry and sugared citrus rind. Below the surface there is some quality cherry fruit, but overall it seems to lack plushness. —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.