Right from the start it's a tad different. There's a light apple-skin color similar to Pinot Noir, and brambly, cedar-like aromatics. Just the opposite of a rich, jammy Zin, this is a cruiserweight with spice galore—it actually borders on being a bit too piquant and sharp. An untamed Zin with a lot going on.
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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.