Navarran Merlot often leans toward the vegetal. There's bell pepper and tomato on the nose, but also balancing red plum, cherry and raspberry on the palate. It's a touch sheer, scratchy and green, but the effort is there and by no means is it a bad, herbaceous 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.