A green nose lacks fruit and instead smells oily and like matches. An O.K. palate feel is helpful, while flavors that hint at passion fruit but are essentially vegetal aren't a plus. On the finish, asparagus and canned bean flavors rise up.
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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.