Didn't much like the 2005 basic Tempranillo from Vall Sanzo and this twice-as-expensive Ribera Del Duero isn't much better. It starts out heavily gaseous, with aromas of wet clay and roasted fruit. The flavors are herbal and on the fringe of being sour, and there isn't much deftness to the wine.
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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.